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Findings & Recommendations for the Remediation of Historic Pesticide Contamination - Final Report March 1999
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Table of Contents

Cover Page and Credits
Executive Summary



I. Introduction


  A. Creation of the Task Force

Selection of the Pesticides of Concern



II. Historic Pesticide Contamination in New Jersey
  A. History of Pesticide Use
  B. Fate of Pesticides in the Environment
  C. Sampling Results from Select New Jersey Agricultural Sites
  D. Similar Issues in Other States and Countries
  E. Natural Background Soil Concentrations of Arsenic and Lead




Human Health

  A. Assessment of Human Health Risk
  B. Human Health Risk and Criteria Development

Chemical Specific Toxicity and Soil Cleanup Criteria

    1. Arsenic
    2. Lead
    3. DDT and Its Metabolites
    4. Aldrin and Dieldrin



IV. Remediation of Soil Contaminated by Historic Pesticide Use
  A. Risk Management
  B. Existing Regulatory Framework
  C. Remedial Strategies



V. Costs and Economic Impacts
  A. Costs Associated with Site Investigation and Remediation
  B. Potential Economic Impacts
  C. No Action Alternative



VI. Recommendations
  A. Site Investigation and Remediation
  B. Department Oversight
  C. Application of Remedial Strategies
  D. Real Estate Disclosure
  E. Public Education and Outreach
  F. Research Needs






1. Historic Pesticide Contamination Task Force Members
2. Organochlorine Pesticide Analyte List
3. Use and Human Health Information for Selected Organochlorine Pesticides
4. Testing Protocol for Soil Blending at Historic Pesticide Residue Sites
5. Site Investigation Sampling Methods  

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