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Site Report: Barrow UIC Block 19

Site Name: Barrow UIC Block 19
Address: 1250 Agvik Street, Block 19, Barrow, AK 99723
File Number: 310.38.003
Hazard ID: 1392
Status: Active
Staff: John Carnahan, 9074512166
Latitude: 71.292700
Longitude: -156.785734
Horizontal Datum:NAD83

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.


A real estate appraisal report of Barow Stuaqpak Portion of Block 19 included 10 borings located on Lot 1, north of the AC Store. Two northernmost tanks were previously situated at this location as part of a tank farm from between 1955 and 1975. Concentrations ranged between 1,400 and 100,000 ppm as diesel range organics, with gasoline and benzene constituents as well. All impacts were on Lot 1 with nothing identified on Lot 2. ADEC was informed on 7/26/91 that diesel fuel contamination had been discovered in the course of building activities at the site. Suspected source is old fuel storage tank farm that was owned or managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Highest concentrations of diesel are being found at 15 feet below grade. Extent of contamination and human health threat unknown. Located next to IHS Hospital and 1/4 mile from the sound. ADEC has requested a complete site assessment.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/26/1991 Site Characterization Report Approved (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Site assessment performed by Shannon and Wilson reports diesel fuel contamination found beneath Block 19 property. Many concentrations above ADEC cleanup levels and highest sample (100,000 ppm) located at 15 feet below grade. No Longer Assigned
8/5/1991 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RAPR - Remedial Action Plan Review (CS)). Staff met with RP to discuss workplan. Cindy Thomas
8/14/1991 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RAPR - Remedial Action Plan Review (CS)). Staff approved capping remedial action with monitoring program in place. Cindy Thomas
9/10/1991 Site Added to Database Diesel fuel contamination. No Longer Assigned
9/8/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RPL2 - Site Information Request Letter). ADEC staff sent PRP-CS Database Notification letter to RP requesting update and more environmental information concerning contaminated site. Lisa Haas/American North(562-3452), responded for RP with information that there were 5 sites at facility. Jeff Peterson
3/7/1994 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. No Longer Assigned
7/24/2000 Site Number Identifier Changed Changed the Region from 36 to 31 to reflect the correct Region. No Longer Assigned
7/27/2007 Update or Other Action Site transferred from Oelkers to O'Connell. Shannon Oelkers
2/28/2008 Update or Other Action Spoke with Delbert Rexford at UIC in Barrow and forwarded information about the site. Bill O'Connell
3/5/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Bill O'Connell
10/3/2014 Update or Other Action Project oversight changed from Shephard to Carnahan. John Carnahan
1/5/2015 Update or Other Action Update site location John Carnahan
1/5/2015 Update or Other Action sent to the Fairbanks office-John Carnahan - on 1/6/2015 Susan Carberry
2/6/2015 Update or Other Action Reviewed correspondence from UIC regarding the history of investigation 1991 - 2000, during the consideration of development on this site. BIA was notified and identified by UIC legal team of their ownership in 8/1/1991 correspondence to Area Director of BIA in Juneau. No available reply by BIA. John Carnahan
3/3/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter PRP letter sent to BIA. John Carnahan
3/4/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter PRP letter sent to UIC. John Carnahan
3/24/2016 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with UIC to discuss status of various sites. John Carnahan

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