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Public Health Assessment for the Hanford 1100-Area (USDOE)
Subject Terms:
Hazardous Materials; Public Health; Public Safety; Worker Safety and Health
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Public Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1996 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 06
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), set up under CERCLA or Superfund Law to identify and clean up our country's hazardous waste sites, prepared this assessment of the Hanford 1100-Area in Benton County, Richland, Washington. Scientists reviewed enviromental data to see how much contamination is at the site, where it is, and how people might come into contact with it. They evaluated whether or not there will be harmful effects from any contact with the contamination. This report presents conclusions about the level of health threat, if any, posed by the site and recommends ways to stop or reduce exposure in its publich health plan. The conclusion reached for the Hanford 1100-Area of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is that it poses no apparent public health hazard from currently known site-related contaminants. No one can come into contact with the contaminants identified in surface soil or groundwater. Available data and current land use indicate that no one is exposed, has been exposed, or is about to be exposed in the near future to 1100-Area contaminants at levels of health concern. Depending on decisions yet to be made about land use, future exposures could take place in decades to come (after the year 2018).

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