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Site Report: Alyeska OMS 135-2

Site Name: Alyeska OMS 135-2
Address: Mile 406 Dalton Highway, Mile 12 of haul road, Deadhorse, AK 99734
File Number: 330.38.029
Hazard ID: 1971
Status: Active
Staff: Grant Lidren, 9072698685
Latitude: 70.061333
Longitude: -148.572156
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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This site may contain multiple source areas within 12 to 14 acres. Mid summer 1993, It was reported that a buried 40 foot tanker trailer was partially unburied during gravel removal. The tanker was said to be damaged and started to leak diesel fuel. Site was reportedly covered up. On October 7, 1993, diesel contaminated gravel found at the material site. Cathy Girard, ADEC, sampled the material site in October 1993.Samples indicate a limited extent of diesel range organics (DRO) contamination ranging up to 2,250 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). Sampling was conducted in response to visual staining and odor observed during gravel mining by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). Program Logistic Management Plan (PLMP) 12. This was a joint gravel pit utilized until 1982. The gravel pit was used to construct the Dalton Highway and the TAPS by Department of Transportation (DOT) and Alyeska and administered by Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A major channel of the Sag River- 150 yards wide - separates the access road terminus from the historic permitted gravel pit area. Cross reference Prevention and Emergency Response Program (PERP) file number 330.02.109. DNR has serialized the site as ADL420325

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
8/1/1993 Update or Other Action The buried tanker car was allegedly discovered sometime during the summer of 1993 and soil samples were collected; exact date is unknown. The samples, collected in plastic bottles and analyzed a year later,contained DRO up to 359 mg/kg. Grant Lidren
10/7/1993 Update or Other Action During mining of gravel on this date by APSC, a 100 by 100 foot area of petroleum contaminated gravel was discovered evident by visual staining and odor. Grant Lidren
10/10/1993 Update or Other Action Eight soil samples collected at 135-2 contained DRO up to 2,250 mg/kg Grant Lidren
5/6/1994 Update or Other Action An SOA memo on this date indicates, "The area of contamination lies within the middle of the gravel pit. The Sag River covers the area most months of the year, but gravel would be accesseble sometime between July and October." Grant Lidren
7/18/1995 Update or Other Action A letter from BLM to ADEC on this date states. "...during routine extraction of the subject site for gravel, the heavy equipment involved had partially unearthed a tanker truck (approximately 40 feet in length). In so doing, the body of the tanker was ruptured and fluid started leaking out. The fluid was reportedly diesel fuel. The workers on site picked up the pieces of metal ripped from the body of the tanker and elected to cover it back up rather than report it." Grant Lidren
8/28/1995 Update or Other Action A letter from the Joint Pipeline Office (JPO) to the ADEC on this date states, "The [JPO] received a concerned employee report on the subject site alleging a buried tank-trailer at the site was uncovered during mining operations causing the tanker to leak what appeared to be diesel fuel." Grant Lidren
10/26/1995 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RPL3 - RP Determined and Action Request). DNR/Joint Pipeline Office contacted ADEC to determine how to prioritize this site. DNR is the landowner of this joint use pit utilized by ADOT and Alyeska. As a result of this request, a letter was sent to DNR requesting additional action at this site. Scott Rose
11/21/1995 Site Added to Database Diesel contamination. Scott Rose
1/29/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ETM ranking completed. Keather McLoone
4/3/2008 Update or Other Action Email to Gary Schultz (ADNR) to inquire if the presence or absence of the truck was ever confirmed as requested in DEC memo to JPO in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Restricted information in other agency's file and multiple PRPs appear to have stalled progress at this site. MOA in 1998 and memo from ADNR offering to assist DEC in site assessment. No more recent information in file. Reply on 04/09/08 stating that neither Gary nor Leon Lynch of DNR have any information but offer to conduct a site visit this summer either for ADEC or jointly (they may also contact Cathy Girard, if possible). Keather McLoone
6/30/2014 Site Visit Performed a site visit on this date 12 miles south of Deadhorse at mile 403 of the Dalton Highway. No Discernible evidence of historic truck rollover. A soil stain was observed most likely from a historic leaking vehicle. Pictures were collected and posted on G drive. Grant Lidren

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