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Site Report: AKARNG Wales Federal Scout Armory

Site Name: AKARNG Wales Federal Scout Armory
Address: Road to Airstrip, Wales, AK 99783
File Number: 540.38.003
Hazard ID: 3096
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 65.610410
Longitude: -168.091328
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.


Petroleum contamination in soil. DRO reported in two surface samples at levels ranging from 6,200 to 8,100 mg/kg. Last staff assigned was Pexton.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
1/30/1998 Site Characterization Report Approved (Old R:Base Action Code = SA1A - Phase I Site Assessment Approval). Received Final Report Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation prepared by Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Co., Inc. Report recommends further investigation to characterize the site. Scott Pexton
1/30/1998 Update or Other Action Received Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation Report prepared by Ogden Environmental. Scott Pexton
6/18/1998 Site Added to Database Site added by staff. Scott Pexton
6/18/1998 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Site ranked by staff. Scott Pexton
7/28/1998 Update or Other Action Received Preliminary Assessment Records Review report prepared by Hart Crowser. Scott Pexton
8/6/1998 Update or Other Action Received Draft Site Sampling Plan prepared by Hart Crowser, Inc. Scott Pexton
8/19/1998 Update or Other Action Letter sent with comments on draft site sampling plan. Scott Pexton
9/14/1998 Update or Other Action Received Final Site Sampling Plan prepared by Hart Crowser, Inc. Scott Pexton
2/1/1999 Update or Other Action Received Draft Remedial Investigation Report prepared by Hart Crowser, Inc. Scott Pexton
3/16/1999 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Letter send with comments on draft remedial investigation report. Scott Pexton
4/30/1999 Update or Other Action Received Final Remedial Investigation Report prepared by Hart Crowser, Inc. Scott Pexton
10/20/1999 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Site reranked based on information in the 1999 Final Remedial Investigation Report. Scott Pexton
4/14/2004 Update or Other Action File number assigned: 540.38.003. Sarah Cunningham
4/7/2006 Update or Other Action The Draft Work Plan, Site Characterization and Restoration-Related Activities Project, Wales Federal Scout Armory, was rviewed and a comment letter sent to the AKARNG Debra Caillouet
7/18/2007 Update or Other Action comments sent to the AKARNG on the draft site investigation report Debra Caillouet
1/15/2008 Site Characterization Report Approved Thirty-seven soil borings were drilled at the site. Field screening was conducted with a photoionization detector and soil samples were collected from 23 of these borings. The highest contaminant concentrations were detected in a sample collected to characterize a soil stain caused by a leaking 55-gallon drum at the north corner of the armory. Surface soil at this location had 2,400 mg/Kg GRO, 0.66 mg/Kg benzene, 6,600 mg/Kg DRO, and 20,000 mg/Kg RRO. Other areas with elevated hydrocarbon concentrations were located at the south and east corners of the armory, where spills from the 3,000-gallon AST and Jet A1 fuel drums had previously been documented. Groundwater sampling was conducted from three temporary well points. Lab results from a well point in the area affected by the 3,000-gallon AST showed that the groundwater had DRO concentrations at 1.9 mg/L. Lab results from a downgradient well across the road showed groundwater with DRO concentrations of 1.3 mg/L. The groundwater may meet the requirements for an exemption under 18 AAC 75.350. Debra Caillouet
4/9/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Debra Caillouet
9/8/2008 Update or Other Action Comment was sent to the AKARNG on the draft Record of Decision Debra Caillouet
9/4/2009 Update or Other Action Staff provided comment on a draft decision document Debra Caillouet
2/3/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting or teleconference, by me, 2/3/10 Staff participated in the Installation Action Plan meeting. Debra Caillouet
2/4/2010 Update or Other Action Note sent to the Guard asking for their signature on the ROD so that site closeout can be completed. Debra Caillouet
2/4/2010 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued Debra Caillouet

Contaminant Information

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

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.

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