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In September 2005, some concerned Walker residents contacted the Arizona Department of Health Services in regards to the quality of groundwater in the area. The residents petitioned ADHS to perform well water tests to determine the character of the water, and whether there is any potential health risk associated with consuming or using the water. In response to the concerned community members and in agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ADHS collected water samples from the site and completed a health consultation. This health consultation evaluates if the levels of lead and other metals in the ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, Botsford, Jennifer
Created Date
2007-03-06

From May 2005 to June 2005, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality conducted a study, Potable Well Sampling Task 4.0, to determine if the chromium and chromium VI plume due to the discharge of the Pacific Gas and Electronic Topock Compressor Station has migrated under the Colorado River and impacted water supplies in Arizona. The ADEQ investigated the total chromium and hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) concentrations in (1) public water supply wells, (2) combined industrial and domestic water supply wells, and (3) private domestic water supply wells at Topock and Golden Shores, Arizona. The communities of Topock and Golden Shores ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Arizona. Department of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2005-09-07

The Stoneridge subdivision is a growing rural community with approximately 5,000 residents. The Prescott Valley Water Company (Prescott Valley, AZ) provides drinking water for residents in this area. A resident in the community indicated that there is a “paint thinner” type odor coming from the tap water. The Prescott Valley Water Company sampled the water due to request of the resident. On July 27, 2004, the resident called the Arizona Department of Health Services to express his/her concern regarding the analytical results of benzene in tap water samples collected from faucets inside the house. As a result, the Arizona Department ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, Herrington, Don N.
Created Date
2005-09-26

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the California Department of Toxic Substance Control worked together to assess background levels of naturally occurring metals in groundwater wells at Topock and Golden Shores, Arizona. The communities expressed concerns regarding the findings, thus the ADEQ requested the Arizona Department of Health Services to evaluate whether these naturally occurring metals in groundwater wells are present at levels that may cause adverse health effects.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, Herrington, Don N.
Created Date
2006-03-21

This report presents an assessment of human health risks from exposure to surface soil metals in the Old Tungsten Mill, Tucson, AZ. City of Tucson officials had planned to build a park, on a parcel of land they owned west of Silverbell Road and north of Speedway Boulevard in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. They had raised $200,000 in bond money to study what was the Old Tungsten Mill site when they found high levels of contaminants in the soil. The Arizona Department of Health Services, Risk Assessment & Health Consultation Program offered assistance to the city. On October 13th, 2006 ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Croft, Alan, Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2008-09-05

The Santa Cruz County Health Department and the sheriff's office, along with the U.S. Border Patrol have expressed concerns regarding incidental contact with the water in Nogales Wash, Arizona. The public has expressed significant concern about direct public exposure to waters flowing in the wash. The Arizona Department of Health Services completed this health consultation to evaluate the levels of organic and inorganic chemicals at the request of the Santa Cruz County Health Department.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Schaller, Kristina E., Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2006-08-21

Kinder-Morgan installed monitoring wells around its Yuma Booster Station, which is surrounded by agricultural fields. Two of the monitoring wells are located on the North Gila Thomas estate property. The purpose of the monitoring wells is to provide early detection of potential contaminants associated with the pipeline running through the agricultural fields. MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. has provided laboratory data since April 2005. However, recent elevated readings of Volatile Fuel Hydrocarbons, Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, total Xylenes, and Methyl-tert-butyl Ether have caused concern. We have reviewed the groundwater sampling data collected from the two monitoring wells and conducted an ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I
Created Date
2009-03-24

Local residents expressed their concerns regarding the tailings from the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter at Dewey-Humboldt, AZ. The purpose of this health consultation is to evaluate the available water and soil sampling results to determine if the detected metal levels pose adverse health effects when residents come into contact with the water or soil. In 2008, EPA initiated the field investigation portion of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the Site. The primary objectives of the RI/FS are to determine the nature and extent of contamination and to gather sufficient information so that EPA can select a ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, Botsford, Jennifer, et al.
Created Date
2009-03-26

The Arizona Department of Health Services reviewed existing data and performed a health consultation to evaluate the potentially adverse health effects due to VOCs created by air emissions from the Miller Road Treatment Facility. Prior to the existence of our current environmental regulations, local industries improperly disposed of organic solvents directly onto the ground or into dry wells. This subsequently contaminated all three levels of the aquifer.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Botsford, Jennifer, Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2006-03-01

The W.R. Grace facility in Phoenix, Arizona, received vermiculite concentrate from the Libby, Montana, vermiculite mine. W.R. Grace Company has owned and operated the Arizona site since 1964. In 1964 W.R. Grace purchased the company that had previously occupied the site and, following the relocation of its vermiculite exfoliation furnace from Glendale, Arizona, began processing vermiculite concentrate and marketing it under the Zonolite® brand. The objective of this health consultation is to evaluate exposure pathways and potential health effects in those persons who, between 1964 and 2002, may have been exposed to Libby asbestos as a result of vermiculite concentrate ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Herrington, Don N., Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2006

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