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The Texas Department of Health, under Cooperative Agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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FIGURES

Figure 1A. General Location and Demographics Information Chula Vista Landfill, Corpus Christi [not yet available]

Figure 1B. General Location and Demographics Information Villarreal Pit John Jones Subdivision, Corpus Christi [not yet available]


Figure 2. Location of Former Landfills and Other Features

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Figure 3. Historical Soil Boring Locations at Garcia Elementary

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Figure 4. Garcia Park 1998 Soil Borings and Soil Sample Locations

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APPENDIX

TABLES

Table 1

Table 1.
Cancers reported to the petitioners during their community survey around the Chula Vista and Greenwood Landfills

Benign tumor (breast, fibroid, ovary, type not specified)
Bladder
Bone
Brain
Breast
Cancer, type not specified
Cervical
Colon
Kidney
Leukemia
Liver
Lung
Lymphoma
Ovary
Pre-cancerous dysplasias
Prostate
Skin
Stomach
Testicular
Throat
Thyroid
Uterus

 


Table 2

Table 2. Methane Testing in buildings near the Greenwood/Villarreal Pit
Building Date Sampled Areas Sampled for Methane Results of Methane Sampling
Lulac Village Park Apartments
1417 Horne Road
June 15, 2000 Apartments sampled: 1505B, 1513A, 1521B, and 1447A. Samples were taken in each bedroom closet, next to an outlet in each bedroom, under the bathroom sink, and in each cabinet adjacent to the kitchen sink. In apartment 1447A the bathtub had been removed exposing a hole in the slab; a sample was taken 3 feet below the slab. All samples non-detect (0% methane)
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
4201 Greenwood Drive
June 15, 2000 Rooms sampled: 23, 50, 55, 72, playroom, men's restroom west side, and supply and electrical room adjacent to Room 13. Rooms 23, 50, 55, 72 were sampled at the baseboard on the outside wall and at the wall jack. The men's room was sampled at a hole in the wall and in the floor drain. The supply and electrical room was sampled inside the circuit boxes. All samples non-detect (0% methane)
J.A. Garcia Elementary School
4401 Greenwood Drive
June 21, 2000 Portable Building #32, portable building #30, Rooms 7, 17, and 24, the copy room, the music room, the custodial room with the crawl space below the foundation, the bathroom, the mechanical room A/C closet, and the kitchen were all sampled. All samples non-detect (0% methane)

 


Table 3

Table 3. Methane Testing in buildings near the Chula Vista Landfill
Building Date Sampled Areas Sampled for Methane Results of Methane Sampling
Chula Vista Academy of Fine Arts (Elementary)
1761 Hudson
June 21, 2000 Portable buildings #22 and #25 were sampled. Rooms #2, 7, 9, 13, the music room, the custodial room, the bathroom, and the media room/library were sampled. All samples non-detect (0% methane)
Cunningham Middle School
4321 Prescott
June 27, 2000 The kitchen, the crawl space in the janitor's closet in the kitchen below the slab, the crawl space under Rooms 512, 513, 519, 522, outside the book room, outside the cafeteria and outside the band hall), the band hall, the computer room, restrooms #601 and #602, rooms # 109, 204, 311, 513, 521, the choir room and a custodial closet, including crawl space below the slab. All samples non-detect (0% methane)
Mary Grett School
4402 Castenon
June 27, 2000 Rooms 102, 104, 114, 116, and 120, the home management room, the mechanical room, the multi-purpose room, two storage areas, and a bathroom. Four- four foot deep holes dug for the setting of pillars for portable buildings also were sampled (no landfill waste was seen in the holes). All samples non-detect (0% methane)

 


Table 4

Table 4. 1990 Investigation Surface Soil Samples
Collected by Texas Department of Health Bureau of Solid Waste Inspector, September 20, 1990
Sample Location Chula Vista Landfill Cunningham Middle School Courtyard Mary Grett School site John Jones Park (at Chula Vista) Screening Value (mg/kg*)
Lab sample # ESI 14 ESI 15 ESI 16 ESI 17
Priority Pollutants Detected (mg/kg*) Background soil concentration for Western United States"†"
Metals Average Range
Arsenic 2.8 1.6 0.6 1.8 5.5 <0.10 - 97
Barium 80 151 42 245 580 70 - 5,000
Cadmium <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.6 not applicable not applicable
Chromium 9.3 14 12 18 41 3 - 2,000
Copper 5.2 9.2 4.9 12 21 2 - 300
Iron 10,600 (1.06%) 13,700 (1.37%) 11,300 (1.13%) 16,800 (1.68%) 21,000 (or 2.1%) 0.1 - >10%
Lead 15 29 16 46 17 <10 - 700
Mercury 0.022 0.030 <0.02 0.028 0.046 <0.01 - 4.6
Nickel 5.7 7.7 6.1 8.8 15 <5 - 700
Selenium <0.9 <1.1 <1.0 <0.9 0.23 <0.1 - 4.3
Silver <1.0 <0.9 <0.9 <0.9 not applicable not applicable
Zinc 42 53 30 74 55 10 - 2,100
Semivolatile Organic Compounds (all constituents below the detection limit except those listed) Health Assessment Comparison Values
Phenanthrene 0.5 1.8 0.6 <3 none available
Fluoranthene 1.6 3.5 0.8 <3 80/2,000/30,000 RMEG
Pyrene 1.2 2.6 0.6 <3 60/2,000/20,000 RMEG
Benzo(a)anthracene 0.6 1.2 BQL <3 none available B2
Chrysene 0.7 1.4 BQL <3 none available B2
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate BQL BQL <0.05 <3 50 CREG B2; 40/1,000/10,000 RMEG
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 0.6 1.1 BQL <3 none available B2
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 0.6 1.2 BQL <3 none available B2
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene BQL 0.5 <0.5 <3 none available B2
Benzo(ghi)perylene BQL 0.5 <0.5 <3 none available
Acenaphthene <0.5 BQL <0.5 <3 100/3,000/40,000 RMEG
Anthracene <0.5 BQL BQL <3 600/20,000/200,000 RMEG
Carbazole none detected 0.3 none detected none detected none available
Benzo(j)fluoranthene none detected 0.4 none detected none detected none available
Benzo(e)pyrene none detected 0.6 none detected none detected none available
Octodecanal none detected 0.4 none detected none detected none available
Hexyleicosone none detected 0.9 none detected none detected none available
Benzo(a)pyrene none detected <0.5 BQL <3 0.1 CREG B2
Pesticides none detected none detected none detected none detected not applicable

* milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) = parts per million
"†" U.S. Geological Survey 1984
BQL = reported at Below Quantitation Limits
RMEG = Reference dose based Media Evaluation Guide
CREG = Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide


Table 5

Table 5. Metals Concentrations (mg/kg) in Surface Soil Samples Hector A. Garcia Park 1998 (Figure 4)
Sample location HB-1
Field north of school and west of swimming pool
HB-2
West of swimming pool entrance
HB-3
Play area across from pool entrance
HB-4
Field, top of hill, north of school
HB-5
Greenwood Ball Park, next to yellow dugout
HB-6
Greenwood Ball Park, next to blue dugout
Background soil concentration for Western United States"†"
Average Range
Arsenic 4.55 3.22 0.607 2.69 0.798 0.873 5.5 <0.10 - 97
Barium 261 227 79.9 125 46.9 23 580 70 - 5,000
Beryllium 0.914 1 0.667 0.178 0.344 0.179 0.68 <1 - 15
Cadmium <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 not applicable not applicable
Chromium 14.9 20.2 7.89 12.7 9.18 9.66 41 3 - 2,000
Cobalt 7.84 7.45 3.94 4.86 <2.5 <2.5 7.1 <3 - 50
Copper 9.36 8.29 4.21 7.09 3.82 2.56 21 2 - 300
Iron 12,200 13,200 7,480 9,140 6,830 5,540 21,000 (2.1%) 0.1 - >10%
Lead 31 16.6 15.2 28.6 9.1 19.4 17"‡" (400"–"EPA action level) <10 - 700
Magnesium 5,400 5,740 2,340 4,940 2,230 1,240 7,400 (0.74 %) 0.03 - >10%
Nickel 12.1 10.8 6.85 8.15 4.38 <2.5 15 <5 - 700
Silver <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 not applicable not applicable
Vanadium 17.3 17.8 4.98 10.2 12.4 8.73 70 7 - 500
Zinc 43.6 51.3 27.2 47 73.6 173 55 10 - 2,100

"†"U.S. Geological Survey 1984
"‡"chronic exposure to lead concentrations below 400 mg/kg are not likely to result in adverse health effects


Table 6

Table 6. TNRCC Soil Gas Sampling Results (ppbv¹) Exceeding ATSDR Health Assessment Comparison Values
Chula Vista and Greenwood Landfills September 22, 2000
Compound Chula Vista/Cunningham Landfill Greenwood Landfill/
Villareal Pit
Open Field Health Assessment Comparison Values
CV922001 CV929001 CV929002 GW922001 GW922002 OF922001
Benzene 0.7 0.3 0.62 0.56 0.42 1.1 0.03 CREG*; 4 intEMEG**
1,3-Butadiene ND ND 0.43 0.67 0.76 1.6 0.001808 CREG"†"
Chloroform 0.48 0.48 0.14J ND ND 0.31 0.00819 CREG"†" 20 chrEMEG**

¹ppbv = parts per billion volume
* CREG - Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide are based on EPA's chemical specific cancer slope factors and an estimated excess lifetime cancer risk of one-in-one million persons exposed for a lifetime.
** intEMEG and chrEMEGs - are intermediate and chronic Environmental Media Evaluation Guide based on ATSDR's minimal risk levels. Minimal Risk Levels are estimates of a daily exposure to a contaminant that is unlikely to cause adverse non-cancer health effects.
"†" The CREG value was converted from micrograms per cubic meter to parts per billion (ppbv) so that it could be readily compared to the site measurements.

 

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