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Site Report: Afognak Island Coastal Defense Site


Site Name: Afognak Island Coastal Defense Site
Address: Afognak Lake SE Shore, 16 Miles N. of Port Lions, Port Lions, AK 99550
File Number: 2502.38.002
Hazard ID: 3466
Status: Active
Staff: Curtis Dunkin, 9072693053 curtis.dunkin@alaska.gov
Latitude: 58.101806
Longitude: -152.879694
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Problems/Comments

Site assessment identified two disposal areas consisting primarily of wood and metal debris, a barrel cache of approximately 50 drums, five abandoned buildings, a 10 x 10 foot stained soils area at a former generator housing area, stained soils at a 1/2 acre landfill, suspected asbestos containing materials in buildings and a 2500 gallon AST that may have stored diesel fuel. Site assessment under NALEMP. FUDS is in process of revising the INPR (10/02). FUDS # F10AK004100. Asbestos abated, buildings demolished, burned 2006 Debris in landfills will be disposed off island, metals, POL impacted soil excavated in 2007.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
10/16/2002 Site Added to Database POL and landfills. Debra Caillouet
10/20/2005 Update or Other Action Contaminated Sites staff reviewed a Strategic Project Implementation Plan (SPIP) for a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) on Afognak Island. The site was a recreation camp located on Afognak Lake that was active from 1942-43. The cleanup funding is through the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP). There are five buildings to be removed, some associated elevated lead in soil from paint, two nearby landfills and a couple small areas of petroleum staining in soil that will be addressed next year Jeff Brownlee
5/10/2006 Update or Other Action Contaminated Sites staff reviewed and commented on a work plan for a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) project on Afognak Island. The project is being contracted under the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP). A military recreation site was built on the shore of Afognak Lake in 1942. The site was used for a couple years and abandoned. There are seven buildings, seven ASTs, two small landfills and associated debris and limited containerized hazardous waste. The strategy is off island disposal of everything including the landfill debris Jeff Brownlee
3/22/2007 Update or Other Action Contaminated Sites staff reviewed an after action report for a Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program project on Afognak Island. The Afognak Island Coastal Defense Site was a recreation camp on Afognak Lake that was active in 1942 and 1943. The Corps of Engineers and their contractor started work on the project last summer. Roads and bridges needed improvement to access the site with the necessary equipment. A camp was constructed with temporary yurts and a cabin. The majority of existing structures were too dilapidated to use safely and weren’t adequate protection against bear intrusion. Several site buildings were demolished. After asbestos abatement and metal removal they were burned. Work is planned for this year and next to remove surface soils next to the buildings contaminated with lead from paint and several areas with minor petroleum impacts. There are two small landfills that will be removed and the debris disposed off-island of which contained a small drum group Jeff Brownlee
3/28/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Intitial Ranking Complete for Source Area: 74441 (Autogenerated Action)
6/28/2007 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Contaminated Sites staff reviewed a work plan for an environmental cleanup at the Afognak Coastal Defense Site on Afognak Island. The site was a recreation camp for the Navy in 1942-1944. The cleanup is being done under the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP). Two landfills, several buildings, above ground storage tanks and contaminated soil will be remediated. All waste streams are planned for off island disposal Jeff Brownlee
2/15/2008 Update or Other Action Contaminated Sites staff reviewed a Closeout Report for 2006 NALEMP work at the Afognak Island Coastal Defense Site. The work during this season involved setting up a semi-permanent camp for the workers, repairing bridges and roads from the barge landing site to the facility, and demolishing most of the buildings at the site. The buildings were disposed of according to waste stream including asbestos, non-burnable and clean wood. Clean wood was burned on site. Future seasons will involve surface debris removals at two landfills and contaminated petroleum and lead soil Jeff Brownlee
3/19/2008 Site Characterization Report Approved Contaminated Sites staff reviewed and commented on the 2007 Field Season Close Out Report for the Afognak Island Coastal Defense Site on Afognak Island. The cleanup is being administered under the Native Lands Mitigation Program (NALEMP). The site was a recreation camp for the Navy in the early 1940’s. Improvements were made to a barge landing site and area roads. Four buildings were demolished and surface debris was collected and stockpiled from two landfills for off island disposal. Surface soil characterization was performed around the buildings and landfills. Lead was over residential cleanup levels in several areas. Impacted soil will be removed during the 2008 season Jeff Brownlee
7/2/2008 Update or Other Action Contaminated Sites staff reviewed and commented on work plan for the Afognak Coastal Defense Site. Soils with petroleum and inorganic impacts are planned for off island disposal. Asbestos waste from buildings was removed in previous years and the site buildings demolished and burned. Surface debris from two landfills will be removed and disposed off island Jeff Brownlee
1/31/2011 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 74441 name: Two small LF, metal/POL soil, UST Erik Norberg

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