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Site Report: ADNR Goose Bay Nike Admin. & Prison Site


Site Name: ADNR Goose Bay Nike Admin. & Prison Site
Address: Next to Goose Bay Airstrp, Big Lake, AK 99652
File Number: 2226.38.004
Hazard ID: 3175
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 61.396250
Longitude: -149.855531
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.

Problems/Comments

This site is the former administrative building for the Former Nike Missile Site that operated from 1960 to 1980. The Nike complex consisted of a launch site, two weapon storage bunkers, and administrative facilities. The administrative facility was split off when the land was no longer needed for military purposes. In 1980, the ownership of the administrative facilities was transferred to the AK Dept. of Corrections. This site was used as a prison until 1986/1989 when asbestos was identified as a health issue causing abandonment of the site. Four USTs were closed out by tank excavation in 1999: soil from one UST contained contamination; soil from the other three USTs did not contain contamination. One 300-gallon diesel UST and one 500-gallon gasoline UST were located approximately 20 feet southeast of the Former Vehicle Maintenance (Building 1). One 1,000-gallon diesel UST was located approximately 10 feet east of the Former HIPAR Building (Building 3). Soil confirmation samples associated with these three USTs were all below ADEC cleanup levels. ADEC issued a no further action letter for these three USTS in 1999. The fourth tank, a 2,000-gallon diesel UST was located approximately 20 feet east of the Former Battery Control Building (Building 2). Soil confirmation samples, collected at 8.5 ft. bgs , contained DRO up to 7,800 mg/kg. Approximately 75 cubic yards of contaminated soil from this excavation was stockpiled on a 10 mil petroleum resistant liner adjacent to the excavation. Incidentally, The excavation was partially backfilled by sloughing from the open excavation sidewalls. Further evaluation was completed in 2006 at the former 2,000 gallon diesel tank excavation. The sloughed soil from the previous foundation removal, the 75 cubic yard stockpile, as well as 200 cy. additional soil (excavated 40 ft. long by 10 ft. wide by 22 ft. deep on the east end to 14 ft. bgs on the west end) contained DRO up to 3,030 as indicated by eight soil samples, collected 1.5 ft. into the pile. The stockpiled soil was then land spread, graded, and hydro seeded. Six confirmation samples collected from the depths of the excavation, at 17 to 21 ft. bgs, from the former UST were non-detect. The excavation was backfilled with crushed concrete from the previous foundation and stockpiled soil. Additionally, a newly discovered source area, defined by three, shot up, 55 gallon waste oil drums which impacted/stained the soil was evaluated. At the drum stained area, which measures 15 ft. by 20 ft., the three drums and 50 cubic yards of contaminated soil excavated to 12 ft. bgs., was moved to a liner and was later thermally remediated. Soil samples collected from the base of the excavation and sidewall at 11 and 12 ft. bgs, contained benzene up to 0.13 mg/kg & PCE up to 0.308 mg/kg.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
12/6/1999 Update or Other Action On this date ADEC Sent a No Further Action Letter to ADOT&PF for three of the four USTS on site. The three USTS include: a regulated 300 gal diesel UST; a regulated 500 gal. gas UST; and a 1,000 gallon HOT. The site will remain active due to soil contamination surrounding a 2,000 gal. HOT. Grant Lidren
4/23/2003 Site Added to Database Site is part of the former Nike Missile site. Elizabeth Stergiou
4/23/2003 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Site Access value of 1 due to presence of a soil stockpile on site. Population Proximity value of 1 due to assumed use of the on site buildings. Groundwater Usage value of 0.4 assumed. Elizabeth Stergiou
4/23/2003 GIS Position Updated Site location derived from TopoZone interactive web site. Elizabeth Stergiou
3/9/2004 Update or Other Action File number assigned: 2265.38.010. Sarah Cunningham
5/10/2005 Update or Other Action DNR received funding to remove the hazmat and structures from this facility. They are still developing an RFP to conduct the work hopefully during the 2005 field season. Following the removal of structures and utilidors - ADEC will evaluate the need to conduct additional site assessment under the State MOA. Jim Frechione
4/25/2006 Site Characterization Workplan Approved DEC issued a work plan approval letter for the work outlined in the work plan titled “Soil Excavation and Characterization Work Plan, DMLW Goose Bay Correctional Facility, Alaska, dated February 13, 2006 prepared by Shannon & Wilson Inc. Activities related to four drums found shot-up at the site. David Pikul
10/6/2006 Update or Other Action DEC issued approval for the transport and treatment of approximately 50 cubic yards of soil containing GRO (446 mg/kg), DRO (315 mg/kg), benzene, (0.731 mg/kg), toluene (41.2 mg/kg), Ethylbenzene (14.9 mg/kg), xylenes (91.9 mg/kg), tetrachloroethene (21.2 mg/kg) & arsenic (5.36 mg/kg). TCLP analysis of tetrachloroethene was below RCRA levels. Post treatment analysis required AK 101&102, EPA 8260. Soil originated from the location of four former leaking drums. The soil was transported to OIT, Inc. in Fairbanks, via B.C. Excavating. David Pikul
7/11/2007 Update or Other Action Site transferred from Pikul to Oelkers. Shannon Oelkers
7/27/2007 Update or Other Action Site transferred from Oelkers to Frechione. Shannon Oelkers
10/10/2007 Update or Other Action Site transferred to Horwath. Paul Horwath
2/29/2008 Update or Other Action File number changed from 2265.38.010 to 2226.38.003 to reflect the correct location. Alyce Hughey
9/10/2008 Exposure Tracking Model On Hold Unable to rank this site because the file does not contain a copy of the Shannon & Wilson report covering the assessment and cleanup work performed under the ADEC approved February 13, 2006, Shannon & Wilson Inc., "Soil Excavation and Characterization Work Plan, DMLW Goose Bay Correctional Facility, Alaska". Paul Horwath sent an e-mail to Shannon & Wilson requesting that they provide ADEC with a copy of their report(s) covering work performed at this site. Paul Horwath
5/29/2009 Update or Other Action File transferred from Soldotna to Anchorage 6-1-09. Project Manager changed from Paul Horwath to Linda Nuechterlein. Alyce Hughey
8/3/2009 Report or Workplan Review - Other On this date, ADEC received Soil Excavation and Characterization DMLW Goose Bay Correctional Facility, dated October 2006 and submitted by Shannon & Wilson. Soil was excavated from two areas: the drum stained soil area and at the former Tank 4 area. At former tank 4, the sloughed soil from the previous foundation removal, the 75 cubic yard stockpile, as well as 200 cy. additional soil (excavated 40 ft. long by 10 ft. wide by 22 ft. deep on the east end to 14 ft. bgs on the west end), was land spread, graded, and hydro seeded. The excavation itself was backfilled with crushed concrete from the previous foundation and stockpiled soil. Before the land spreading/ backfilling activities commenced, eight soil samples collected 1.5 ft. into the pile contained DRO up to 3,030 mg/kg and six confirmation samples collected from the depths of the excavation and sidewalls were non-detect. GW was not encountered. At the drum stained area, which measures 15 ft. by 20 ft., the three drums and 50 cubic yards of contaminated soil excavated to 12 ft. bgs., was moved to a liner and was later thermally remediated. Two soil samples collected 1.5 ft. into the pile contained GRO up to 446 mg/kg, DRO up to 315 mg/kg, benzene up to 0.101 mg/kg, toluene up to 41.2 mg/kg, ethylbenzene up to 14.9 mg/kg, total xylenes up to 91.8 mg/kg PCE up to 21.2 mg/kg. Soil samples collected from the base of the excavation and sidewall at 11 and 12 ft. bgs, contained benzene up to 0.13 mg/kg & PCE up to 0.308 mg/kg . Grant Lidren
8/4/2009 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 78790 name: 2,000 Gal Diesel UST Grant Lidren
11/4/2009 Site Visit On this date a site visit of the former Battery Control Area was conducted to collect a few photographs of the site without buildings. The site hasn’t been heavily used as a dumping ground since the cleanup work took place in 2006. There were a few small pieces of debris and evidence of a bonfire, but otherwise the site "looks" clean. Grant Lidren
11/18/2009 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), Contaminated Sites Program, has completed review of the environmental records associated with the ADNR Goose Bay Nike Admin & Prison Site. Based on the information provided to date, the ADEC has determined that the contaminant concentrations remaining on site do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, and this site is closed. This decision is based on the administrative record for the ADNR Goose Bay Nike Admin & Prison Site, which is located in the offices of the ADEC in Anchorage, Alaska. Grant Lidren
6/7/2012 Update or Other Action During site visit by USACE in 2012 for Goose Bay Nike Site Launch Facility file #2226.38.004, the former prison's abandoned DWW was discovered. USACE plans on pouring bentonite and temporarily capping the DWW to prevent use/misuse of DWW on 6/18/2012. Grant Lidren
1/3/2013 Update or Other Action USACE poured bentonite and temporarily capped the DWW to prevent use/misuse of the DWW. Grant Lidren

Contaminant Information

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

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required

Requirements

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

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