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Site Report: Anvik Former AVEC Tank Farm

Site Name: Anvik Former AVEC Tank Farm
Address: approx. half way down Sawyer Road ~350' S. of Anvik River, Anvik, AK 99558
File Number: 2405.38.001
Hazard ID: 3360
Status: Active
Staff: Amy Rodman, 9074655368
Latitude: 62.655662
Longitude: -160.205665
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.


This is the location of the former AVEC tank farm, which was moved to its new location near the airport in 1997. A vertical BIA style tank is currently situated at this site. The drain plugs at the base of this tank were removed and the tank was empty. The soil sample collected from the site contained 26,200 mg/kg DRO, however this result is considered biased high due to out-of-range surrogate recovery. A diesel odor was detected when test holes were made for sample collection in the northern area of the tank farm. The tanks were apparently located in an unlined containment basin constructed of a 2-3 foot high gravel dike topped with sandbags.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
10/17/2000 Update or Other Action Site Reconnaissance, Abandonded Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities, Village of Anvik Alaska Report submitted by Shannon & Wilson and received by the ADEC on this date. Grant Lidren
4/21/2003 Site Added to Database DRO and GRO contamination. Deborah Williams
7/15/2004 Update or Other Action File number changed from 2405.42.002 to 2405.38.001 Sarah Cunningham
10/15/2007 Report or Workplan Review - Other Former AVEC Power Plant Anvik, Alaska Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment dated October 2007, submitted by BGES and received by ADEC 9/08/2008. According to interviews in the report as well as from information on site ownership and use from the Anvik Brownfield Response Program, the property has had numerous releases of fuel oil from the tanks as well as from the pipeline that was used to fill the tanks. It is reported that a spill of 20,000 gallons of diesel occurred in 1991, from a tank that tipped during a flooding event. In addition, the rubber joints in the pipeline that was used to fuel the power plant and deliver fuel to other tanks in the village had numerous seeps and leaks. One instance indicates 200 gallons a year would leak out of the pipeline between AVEC, the old school and the City's tank farm. Leaks would also occur every time the barge refueled AVEC. One of the areas of the pipeline leaks was reportedly dealt with by installing a 55 gallon drum underneath the pipeline to catch dripping fuel. It was also reported that solvents and diesel fuel was used for cleaning activities on the property. Reportedly the solvents and fuels were allowed to flow through the drain to a 55 gallon drum, which was allowed to overfill numerous times. Transformers were also stored on the property. VOCs and PCBs presence needs further evaluation. Grant Lidren
10/15/2007 Brownfields Award Brownfield funding used to conduct assessment activities. Funded through TRP grant (EPA Brownfield funding). John Carnahan
4/8/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Bill O'Connell
6/6/2008 GIS Position Updated Coordinates updated with Google Earth Pro Grant Lidren
12/3/2008 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC had a meeting with AVEC on 12/3/2008. Grant Lidren
12/5/2008 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Keather McLoone
3/5/2009 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference today with Anvik, EPA Brownfields, and DEC Brownfields to discuss potential methods of addressing contamination at former tank farms in Anvik. Additional conversations were held with IGAP following the meeting. Bill O'Connell
8/31/2009 Report or Workplan Review - Other Reviewed QAPP submitted by Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council on behalf of the Village of Anvik. This Brownfield-funded project will be investigating the presence of PCBs at the site and delineating the nature and extent of petroelum impacts. Bill O'Connell
12/14/2009 Report or Workplan Review - Other Reviewed the 2009 Phase II ESA at the AVEC former Tank Farm conducted by Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) under their Brownfield Program. PCBs were removed from the list of COCs by YRITWC based on documentation provided by AVEC showing that PCB-containing transformers were not used a the site. THirty six locations were field screened and 14 soil samples were collected from hand-augered boreholes that were advanced to a maximum depth of 8.5 feet bgs. Six soil samples contained DRO above the Method Two MTG cleanup level of 250 mg/kg ranging from 290 mg/kg to 81,000 mg/kg. GRO and BTEX were not analyzed. Contamination is suspected to be present, but was not delineated, at the property to the west Bill O'Connell
3/5/2015 Update or Other Action No new information or change in site status. Keather McLoone
4/28/2016 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 74335 Former ASTs. Lisa Griswold
5/11/2017 Update or Other Action Site transferred to Rodman Lisa Griswold
8/23/2018 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference between ADEC CSP staff, Deloy Ges Inc. staff, and local brownfields tribal response program coordinator. Discussed seven contaminated sites in ADEC's contaminated sites database, where Deloy Ges Inc. was listed as one of the responsible parties. Discussed liability, site history, and other potential responsible parties. ADEC will provide site file, liability proof, and site intake reason to Deloy Ges Inc. staff. Amy Rodman
10/8/2018 Update or Other Action Summary letter emailed to Deloy Ges, Inc. and GASH (Grayling, Anvik, Shageluk, Holy Cross) Consortium brownfields TRP. Letter contained legal address, site & assessment history, ADEC communication details, and relevant BLM land conveyance dates. Follow-up teleconference planned for October 2018. Amy Rodman
11/20/2018 Meeting or Teleconference Held The ADEC hosted a meeting with the Alaska Village Electric Corporation (AVEC) to discuss the 14 AVEC sites currently on the contaminated sites database. AVEC CEO, and environmental consultant were in attendance as well as ADEC program managers, and site project managers. Individual site status and cleanup needs were discussed for each site, in addition to overall funding sources, level of priority and forward progress at the sites as a whole. Amy Rodman

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