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Site Report: ADNR Asphalt Drum Site

Site Name: ADNR Asphalt Drum Site
Address: Site location approximately 11.75 miles north of Delta Junction adjacent to Timber Pump Station along Richardson Highway., 12 Miles North of Delta, Delta Junction, AK 99737
File Number: 140.38.038
Hazard ID: 1156
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 64.190293
Longitude: -145.891208
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

We make every effort to ensure the data presented here is accurate based on the best available information currently on file with DEC. It is therefore subject to change as new information becomes available. We recommend contacting the assigned project staff prior to making decisions based on this information.


In 1990 ADEC investigated a public complaint regarding abandoned drums with unknown contents leaking on the ground. 16 corroded drums were found and determined to contains liquid asphalt. Extent of contamination and threat to human health unknown. A 1998 site visit by John Dixon identified 22 drums of asphalt product. Drums were further deteriorated with bullet holes and corrosion. Given remote location and lack of receptors site ranked as low priority. Cross reference file 140.02.025. Located behind Timber Station and appear to have been abandoned ten or more years ago. Site is several hundred feet northwest of the Haines Pipeline Timber Pump Station. Drums located on state land managed by DNR.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/1/1990 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = FI - Field Inspection (General)). Morgan visited site in response to complaint from public and found leaking drums of liquid asphalt. DNR informed by letter. Action date is approximate. No Longer Assigned
8/17/1990 Update or Other Action ADNR responds citing ADEC responsibility for cleanup under '470 funds'. No action planned from ADNR. Shannon Oelkers
9/20/1991 Site Added to Database Abandoned leaking drums. Drums likely contain liquid asphalt. No Longer Assigned
4/22/1994 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. No Longer Assigned
3/2/2001 Update or Other Action File number updated from 140.02.025 to 140.38.038. Mitzi Read
12/4/2006 Update or Other Action No update on site in file. Checked with Rich Jackson at Army Corps of Engineers to see if associated with Timber Pump Station and found nothing. May be midnight dumping but risk appears to be minimal with no local water resources or stressed vegetation noted. May recommend site visit and closeout if warranted. Mike Jaynes
4/26/2007 Update or Other Action Updated database to reflect administrative file. Updated main COC and problem statement. Shannon Oelkers
1/16/2008 Cleanup Assumed by ADEC The ADEC submitted a Request For Proposal to accept bids from contractors to remove barrels/ hazardous substances. Neal Everson
3/13/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Neal Everson
4/20/2009 Report or Workplan Review - Other Reviewed 2008 site characterization and drum disposal report. No other COCs identified besides petroleum range hydrocarbons (DRO, RRO). One DRO sample was above cleanup levels- but biased high due to asphalt in sample. "Dry Cleaning Solvent" labeled drum sample did not detect VOCs. Drums were disposed of by Emerald. Approximately 250 gallons of asphalt remains at the site. Neal Everson
6/16/2010 Update or Other Action Notice to Proceed signed for DEC contract with Emerald to remove asphalt from soil surface. Janice Wiegers
6/16/2010 Update or Other Action Received call from Ian C. with Emerald. Sent last characterization report to Emerald and provided other information from file. Janice Wiegers
6/21/2010 Update or Other Action Received amended Land Us Permit LAS 26878 from DNR to remove asphalt/tar from ground surface. DNR representative was R. Bruce Sackinger. Janice Wiegers
11/1/2010 Final Cleanup Report Reviewed Final cleanup report submitted. DEC contracted with Emerald Alaska to remove 700 gallons of asphalt/tar material from the site and sample soil beneath the tar. DRO and RRO were present but did not exceed DEC's cleanup levels based on migration to groundwater. Janice Wiegers
10/11/2011 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued Cleanup complete letter sent to Robert Sackinger at DNR. Janice Wiegers
10/11/2011 Institutional Control Record Established Institutional Controls established and entered into the database. Janice Wiegers
12/2/2011 Update or Other Action Sent copy of Emerald's Asphalt Removal Report to Bruce Sackinger at DNR to compelte the DNR file. Janice Wiegers
1/2/2013 Update or Other Action Site symbol visually adjusted using, Google satellite imagery, and historical documents in the file. Laurel Gale

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
RRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil RRO was present at 1,470 mg/kg after asphalt was removed from ground.
DRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil DRO was present at 226 mg/kg after asphalt was removed from ground.

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.

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