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Site Report: ADOT&PF Spring Creek Corrections Facility

Site Name: ADOT&PF Spring Creek Corrections Facility
Address: 3600 Bette Cato Ave.Mile 5 Nash Road, Seward, AK 99664
File Number: 2332.26.002
Hazard ID: 25082
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 60.093600
Longitude: -149.331500
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.


ADOT&PF contracted UST-related work on behalf of the Department of Corrections. Two regulated USTs were decommissioned by BC Excavating on July 30, 1998. One 2200-gallon diesel UST & one 2200-gallon gasoline UST. Dowl Engineers performed the closure site assessment and 15 to 35 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and stockpiled onsite. The soil stockpiles contained ~ 375 mg/kg DRO. DRO contamination was detected under the diesel dispenser at a high concentration of 44,000 mg/kg, and under the gasoline dispenser at 440 mg/kg. A release investigation was never completed, so the extent of remaining soil contamination is not known. A release investigation and treatment & disposal of stockpiled contaminated soil is now required (Updated 3/10/05 by P.Horwath) ADEC contracted with Shannon & Wilson for continued release investigation at the location of the two former USTs. Monitoring wells were installed, however water was only recovered from one of four MWs installed. GW cleanup levels were not exceeded in the MW that was sampled. An RFP has been developed to decommission all MWs at this site in May 2007. (Updated 3-23-07 by P.Horwath)

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
10/5/1998 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 77776 (Added by System) * Not Assigned
10/5/1998 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
8/10/1999 Report or Workplan Review - Other A Notice of Petroleum Release was sent by Paul Horwath after reviewing the Field Report Spring Creek Correctional Facility, by Dowl Engineers, received October 5, 1998. Alyce Hughey
10/11/1999 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum * Not Assigned
6/10/2004 Update or Other Action File number assigned and entered into the Fileroom DB and LUST DB. Alyce Hughey
2/16/2005 Update or Other Action New staff assigned: Seagren Sarah Cunningham
6/12/2005 Report or Workplan Review - Other Work Plan Approval sent by Paul Horwath after reviewing a Release Investigation and Corrective Action, Spring Creek Correctional Center, from Shannon & Wilson, Received June 16, 2005. Alyce Hughey
9/2/2005 Report or Workplan Review - Other Review comments was sent by Paul Horwath after reviewing a Spring Creek Correctional Center Project Status and Stockpile Sampling Plan, from Shannon & Wilson, received August 23, 2005. Alyce Hughey
12/5/2005 Update or Other Action Using Figures 1, 2, and 3 from a Field Report Spring Creekl Correctional Facility, in conjunction with TopoZone Pro and the KPB Parcel Lookup, entered the coordinates for this site. Metadata includes No Topo Basemap, TopoZone Pro Street Maps, Black and White Aerial Photo, on a Medium Size Map, View Scale 1:10,000, Coordinate Datum NAD83. High degree of confidence in accuracy of location. Alyce Hughey
3/23/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial site ranking. Paul Horwath
7/3/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Final ETM site ranking completed. Paul Horwath
8/31/2007 Conditional Closure Approved Conditional Closure letter issued to the ADOCorrections on 8/31/07, with a copy sent to the City of Seward (landowner). Paul Horwath
8/31/2007 Institutional Control Record Established Residual soil contamination (DRO) remains at the location of the former gas and diesel dispensers. Contaminant concentrations exceeded ADEC soil cleanup levels for ingestion, inhilation, and migration to groundwater. Should future excavation work be planned at this site, or should site work expose contaminated soil, the ADOCorrections must contact ADEC and additional site assessment or remedial activities may be required at that time. Should the existing above-ground fuel storage tank systems be removed or relocated, the ADOCorrrections must contact and inform ADEC. At that time, additional release investigation will be scheduled in order to determine the horizontal and vertical extent of petroleum contamination. Again, additional cleanup work may be required at that time. Paul Horwath
11/14/2011 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 77776 USTs. Paul Horwath
11/10/2014 Update or Other Action Staff changed from Paul Horwath to IC Unit. Kristin Thompson
5/20/2016 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC compliance review conducted. IC reminder letter issued to the responsible party on this date. Reminder system set to follow-up in five years. Kristin Thompson

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO > Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil

Control Type

Type Details
CS Database Notation And Letter To Landowner/RP


Description Details
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions
When Contaminated Soil is Accessible, Remediation Should Occur
Movement or use of contaminated material (including on site) in a manner that results in a violation of the water quality standards is prohibited (18 AAC 70)
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.

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