Site Report: ADOC Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Former Shooting Range
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The project site is located East of the Glenn Highway frontage road. The site is defined as the former shooting range located East of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center structures. The site was used as a shooting range by the Alaska Department of Corrections between 1980 and 1998. Weapons used at the range were primarily handguns and shotguns. Shotguns were fired at stationary targets using slugs or 00-buckshot, not at moving targets as at trap or skeet ranges. The Property is to be subdivided, and remediation of the site will be necessary prior to redevelopment.
On April 28, 2009, a representative from Shannon & Wilson collected and screened surface soil samples from the former firing range. The samples were collected from three separate areas: grid area, target line, and berm backstop. The grid comprised of four approximately equal areas, between the firing line and the target line. Using hand tools, the samples were collected from the upper 4 inches of surface soil. The target line and the berm backstop areas were qualitatively evaluated to a maximum depth of 12 inches below ground surface (bgs). Spent ammunition casings were observed throughout the project site, although no visible lead fragments were noted in the sample areas. A total of 43 surface soil samples were screened for lead, and eight analytical samples were collected.
Based on the field investigations and analytical sample results, six of the eight analytical soil samples collected contained lead concentrations that exceed the DEC cleanup level; concentrations in five of the six soil samples collected also exceed the lead Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) standard (highest leachable lead concentration was 684 milligrams per liter (mg/L)). The highest concentrations were reported in the samples from the berm backstop (49,800 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)).
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