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Site Report: Alaska Western Star L.P.

Site Name: Alaska Western Star L.P.
Address: 3050 Van Horn Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
File Number: 100.38.130
Hazard ID: 3077
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 64.813437
Longitude: -147.789765
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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Contamination from an old leach field. There are elevated levels of PCE, TCE and DRO in the groundwater above MCLs. No contamination was detected at the on-site well (well depth is 38-40’ below ground surface, screened 5-10’). Upgradient sampling did not indicate any off-site contamination. The consultant states that the contamination appears to be coming from the old leach field. Lots 1, 2, and 13 North Cartwright Industrial Park Subdivision. Site inspection occurred on July 31, 1998 which identified contamination at the site. Other contact phone number is (907) 479-7619.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/19/1999 Site Added to Database Elevated levels of PCE, TCE and DRO in the groundwater above MCLs. Deborah Williams
7/19/1999 Site Ranked Using the AHRM By staff. Deborah Williams
7/10/2002 GIS Position Updated Changed the Latitude, Longitude, Method Accuracy, Accuracy and Unit fields. Heather Goldman
4/7/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Tamara Cardona-Marek
4/9/2008 Update or Other Action Letter sent to current property owners requesting information on the environmental status of the site and their willingness to do additional assessment. Tamara Cardona-Marek
4/23/2008 Update or Other Action Spoke with Ed Derby from Raintree Properties. His records indicate at the time the property was purchased no information was provided regarding contamination. He is not sure previous owner (Ray Kimberlain) was aware of contamination. Will look into doing a site assessment to obtain closure. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/7/2008 Update or Other Action Sent letter requesting site status and assessment plans. Nothing has been received since last communication. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/22/2008 Update or Other Action Received fax from Ed Darby at Raintree properties. He has hired Travis/Peterson, they should be submitting a work plan within the next few weeks. Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/5/2008 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with consultant Travis /Peterson about actions needed on site. ADEC requested temporary well points at the old leach field location and downgradient of the old leach field. Analysis for DRO, RRO, GRO and VOC's requested on groundwater samples. Location of the supply well requested to determine if it needs to be sampled. Tamara Cardona-Marek
10/13/2008 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received the Travis/Peterson Groundwater Monitoring Report for the three temporary wells installed at the site. One well had detectable levels of PCE but below cleanup level. However, groundwater depth was not measured at the time the samples were collected therefore ADEC requested re-sampling of the wells. Tamara Cardona-Marek
10/24/2008 Update or Other Action ADEC received from TPECI the depths to groundwater in the temporary wells during sampling. ADEC will evaluate this data. Tamara Cardona-Marek
11/10/2008 Update or Other Action ADEC sent letter to RP requesting conceptual site model for the site. Additional evaluation of the site will be done once this information has been received. Tamara Cardona-Marek
1/5/2009 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued ADEC granted a Cleanup Complete with Institutional Controls determination on December 17, 2008. Tamara Cardona-Marek
1/5/2009 Institutional Control Record Established Institutional Controls established and entered into the database. Tamara Cardona-Marek
1/5/2009 Record of Decision Cleanup Complete with Institutional Controls record of decision signed by responsible party and received on December 31, 2008. Tamara Cardona-Marek
2/9/2009 Update or Other Action Spoke with site owner (Ed Darby, Truckwell) to remind him of need to record Deed Notice. He was not aware of this since it was sent to Arnie Swanson (partner at Truckwell). DEC staff e-mailed Deed Notice to Ed Darby. Tamara Cardona-Marek
2/18/2009 Update or Other Action Copy of recorded deed notice received from consultant. Recorded on 02/10/2009. Tamara Cardona-Marek
2/15/2011 Update or Other Action DEC received from Truckwell of Alaska the results of the sampling of the drinking water well. Drinking water well was sampled per the requirements of the cleanup complete with IC's determination in July 2010. No diesel range organics or volatile organic compounds were detected in the sample. Tamara Cardona-Marek
3/24/2011 Update or Other Action DEC sent letter to responsible party indicatinhg that sampling of the drinking water well is complete but decommissioning of the monitoring wells continues to be an outstanding issue of the Cleanup Complete with Institutional Controls determination. Tamara Cardona-Marek
3/31/2011 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC review conducted. Erik Norberg
4/12/2011 Update or Other Action Travis / Peterson has proposed to re-drill the wells as a method for decommissioning the remaining monitoring wells. Work will be performed during July/August 2011. Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/1/2011 Update or Other Action DEC received Well Decommissioning report from Travis/Peterson. Four wells were decommissioned. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/3/2013 Institutional Control Update Staff changed from Tamara Cardona-Marek to IC Unit. Kristin Thompson
12/4/2013 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC review conducted. Reminder system set up for reminder letter in 2014. Evonne Reese
12/4/2013 Update or Other Action Site symbol visually adjusted using ArcGIS and documents from file. 12/04/13; MLB. 64.813437, -147.789765. Michelle Barnes
5/14/2014 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC compliance review conducted. IC reminder letter issued. Reminder system set to follow-up in 2019. Kristin Thompson

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
RRO > Table C Groundwater

Control Type

Type Details
Notice of Environmental Contamination (Deed Notice) A copy of this recorded document is expected to be returned to DEC on or prior to February 17, 2009.


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. ADEC must approve any plans for excavation or installation of additional wells.
Other ADEC must be informed of any land use changes or property transfers.
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions Any on site excavation must be approved by ADEC.
Groundwater Use Restrictions Installation of additional groundwater wells must be approved by ADEC.
Other Any existing monitoring wells (temporary or permanent) that are not needed for monitoring must be decomissioned in accordance with DEC guidance.

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