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Site Report: Arctic Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank

Site Name: Arctic Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank
Address: N of Airport Street, W of Main Street Intersection, Arctic Village, AK 99722
File Number: 700.38.005
Hazard ID: 26328
Status: Active
Staff: Janice Wiegers, 9074512127
Latitude: 68.126053
Longitude: -145.542475
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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.


The Arctic Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank Farm site was identified as part of the TAPL AST Upgrade assessment activities by DEC in 2001. It is located on the road to the airport where a 2,100-gallon single-walled skid mounted horizontal tank was used to provide fuel by hand pump. Another similar tank not in use was also located on the property. Analytical data collected in 2001 identified near-surface hydrocarbon contamination on the east side of the gasoline sales tank where refueling occurred, but no significant vertical or horizontal migration. Recommendations were provided to prevent future spills at the location. As of 2015, it is not clear if preventative measures were employed, if cleanup occurred, or if the system is still active. Estimated amount of impacted soil is less than 20 cubic yards.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
12/26/2000 Update or Other Action [COPIED FROM HAZ ID 3947] Arctic Village Site Assessment Project Report-Arctic Village Alaska, submitted by Oasis. Sites 3, 4, and 5 soil sampled. Site3-Utility Tank Farm Airport soil samples indicate DRO up to 21,600 mg/kg at .5 feet bgs. The contaminated soil found near surface near transfer hose. An estimated 15 cubic yards of contaminated soil needs to be removed. Stand and fill pipes suggest possible UST-further investigation needed. Site4-Village council tank farm soil samples indicated DRO contamination up to 11,200 mg/kg at 4.5 feet bgs. Due to contamination below ADEC cleanup levels, removal of soil is not warranted. Site5- Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank soil samples indicate contamination up to 3,030 mg/kg GRO, 500 mg/kg DRO, 40.7 mg/kg benzene, 34.7 mg/kg toluene, 80.2 mg/kg ethylbenzene, and 437 mg/kg total xylenes. Approximately 8 cubic yards of contaminated soil needs to be removed. Grant Lidren
5/3/2003 Update or Other Action [COPIED FROM HAZ ID 3947] ADEC was potentially going to assist with cleanup of these sites using TAPL funding. Withdrawal of funding support by the Energy Authority last season has stopped any work by ADEC in Arctic Village. Looking into other avenues to fund work in the village. John Carnahan
6/23/2003 Update or Other Action [COPIED FROM HAZ ID 3947] Artic Village Site Remediation Work Plan, submitted by Oasis and recieved by ADEC on this date. As part of remediation it is proposed to remove 25 cubic yards of diesel conaminated soil from SIte3- Utility Tank Farm & remove 8 cubic yards of gasoline contaminated soil from Site5- Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank. John Carnahan
1/6/2015 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Mitzi Read
1/6/2015 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 79721 name: Arctic Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank Mitzi Read
1/30/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Letter sent to Arctic Village Tribal Council following coordination with AVTC IGAP - no previous record of PRP letter existed. John Carnahan

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