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Site Report: Akutan Power Plant

Site Name: Akutan Power Plant
Address: City of Akutan, Akutan, AK 99553
File Number: 2509.26.001
Hazard ID: 23012
Status: Active
Staff: Paul Horwath, 9072623422
Latitude: 54.136667
Longitude: -165.773333
Horizontal Datum:Unknown

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Removal of three 4,000-gallon diesel tanks with significant soil contamination adjacent to the tanks, with standing water at the bottom of excavation with 1/8 inch of fuel floating on the surface of water. One sample was taken from the bottom of the excavation with diesel range organics (DRO) results of 32,900 parts per million (ppm). The soil removed from above the tanks and the overburden soil was placed back into the excavation in order to protect the health and safety of the public. The storage of the contaminated soil next to the power plant would pose a potential safety hazard, since a boardwalk and a community playground is adjacent to the property. Following placement of the overburden soil into the excavation, the pit was lined with plastic and capped with approximately 3-feet of uncontaminated gravel.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
12/18/1998 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment Three 4,000-gallon diesel UST's removed from the Akutan Power Plant. Removal of the tanks showed that the soil adjacent to the tanks is significantly contaminated with fuel. Standing water in the excavation has fuel floating on the surface. Strong diesel fuel odor. Donald Seagren
3/30/1999 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 77702 (Added by System) * Not Assigned
3/30/1999 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum Tanks removed David Allen
3/30/1999 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
2/27/2003 Update or Other Action Notice of Petroleum Release letter sent to the City of Akutan. Donald Seagren
11/30/2004 Update or Other Action File number 2509.26.001 assigned and entered into the Fileroom database and Leaking Underground Storage Tank database. Alyce Hughey
1/17/2006 Update or Other Action Reviewed file and sent site information to John Carnahan concerning possible Brownfields funding for site assessment. Donald Seagren
3/7/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking * Not Assigned
6/13/2008 Update or Other Action Site transferred from Don Seagren to Paul Horwath per Linda Nuechterlein. Alyce Hughey
1/7/2009 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 77702 name: UST closure Paul Horwath
5/22/2014 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 77702 UST closure. Paul Horwath

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