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Site Report: APC - Eight Fathom Bight LTF & Cmp

Site Name: APC - Eight Fathom Bight LTF & Cmp
Address: Chichagof Island, North, 13.6 Miles SW of Hoonah, Hoonah, AK 99829
File Number: 1510.38.007
Hazard ID: 3865
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 58.003017
Longitude: -135.758571
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.


Site is contaminated with petroleum and lead from broken, buried batteries. Lead failed TCLP. On September 14, 2002 APC and the FS entered into an MOU to establish a process by which APC would provide the FS with a master list of all known LTFs where APC conducted activities on National Forest Land. This site was one of those identified needing further investigation and possible cleanup.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
3/12/2003 Site Added to Database DRO and lead. Cliff Walden
4/14/2003 Interim Removal Action Approved Initial screening level investigation at this site and other APC facilities approved as interim removal action. Site will be listed as either non-qualifying or active depending on results. Bill Janes
8/15/2003 Cleanup Plan Approved Bill Janes
8/15/2003 Cleanup Level(s) Approved Method 3 - DRO 691 ppm Bill Janes
8/27/2003 Update or Other Action Contractor on site conducting cleanup activities. Bill Janes
8/29/2003 Update or Other Action Notification from Forest Service that batteries were discovered and reported under CERCLA. A Time Critical Removal Action was initiated. Bill Janes
9/2/2003 Update or Other Action Carson Dorn reported that 109 batteries have been found thus far. Bill Janes
9/3/2003 Update or Other Action Site visit with Carson Dorn and Forest Service. Bill Janes
9/11/2003 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Ranks medium due to the presence of lead Bill Janes
9/11/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference with FS and consultants to discuss options for dealing with the expanded volume of contaminated soil, GW considerations and possible revisions of cleanup levels. Bill Janes
9/23/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Site visit and meeting in Hoonah to discuss site options and possible revision to the ACLs. Bill Janes
10/7/2003 Update or Other Action Cleanup plan addendum for second round of work and installation of monitoring wells downgradient of generator shed excavation. Bill Janes
10/9/2003 Update or Other Action Contractor on site conducting second phase of cleanup. Bill Janes
12/1/2003 Site Number Identifier Changed Changed Workplan from 01 to 09 based on lead contamination found from batteries. Bill Janes
3/5/2004 Update or Other Action Data from the three stockpiles show #1 meets cleanup levels, # 2 does not and # 3 is questionable. Eight of 16 are below cleanup level. Bill Janes
4/28/2004 Update or Other Action Bioremediation cell design and GW monitoring plan approved. Bill Janes
5/12/2004 Update or Other Action Accompanied Tom Hanna on site visit. Todd Miller Construction just about finished spreading soil out for bioremediation. More batteries recently uncovered in the course of excavating clean material for berm construction. Bill Janes
5/28/2004 Update or Other Action Contractor returning to site to conduct tilling and reconstruct part of the cell. About 200 cubic yards needs to be moved out of the road per FS request. Additional test excavations to be done as well due the presence of a single battery at one of the areas not investigated. Bill Janes
7/15/2004 Update or Other Action June biocell sampling showed only two samples above cleanup levels. Final tilling to occur in mid-July. Three of four GW monitoring wells had insufficient water for sampling. Surface water sample ND Bill Janes
7/15/2004 Update or Other Action Email approval under 18 AAC 75.370 to transport batteries, shards and lead and petroleum contaminated soil out of state. Bill Janes
7/31/2004 Update or Other Action Additional 400 cubic yards of previously undetected contaminated soil near the debris pile and generator excavated and stockpiled at the upper end of the curent biocell. Bill Janes
8/23/2004 Update or Other Action Approval given to bioremediate the additional 400 cubic yards in the northeast corner of the current biocell. Bill Janes
9/14/2004 Update or Other Action Approval given for a final round of water sampling. See email this date. Bill Janes
10/21/2004 Update or Other Action Groundwater wells and bio cell # 2 sampled. DRO levels in the cell ranged from 50 to 420 mg/kg, meeting the alternative cleanup level of 691 mg/kg. RRO ranged from 297 to 1,590 mg/kg, also meeting the cleanup level. The 3 GW monitoring wells sampled all met cleanup levels. Bill Janes
1/21/2005 Update or Other Action Review and concurrence of 11/15/04 memo documenting the groundwater and biocell sampling results. Bill Janes
11/4/2005 Update or Other Action Draft NFA letter sent to FS and APC for review and comment. Bill Janes
11/30/2005 Conditional Closure Approved Bill Janes
11/30/2005 Institutional Control Record Established The Forest Supervisor issued an Administrative Site Controls Memorandum to the District Ranger on October 31, 2005. The Forest Service has noted the locations where petroleum-contaminated soil remains above method 2 cleanup levels. Administrative site control boundaries are notated by polygons in the Forest Service Geographic Information System. Bill Janes
12/5/2005 Update or Other Action Conditional written determination covering 17 camp cleanups issued to APC by the Forest Service. No further hazardous substance removal required by the FS. Bill Janes
1/23/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Intitial Ranking Complete for Source Area: 74840 (Autogenerated Action)
3/17/2008 Update or Other Action Data are stored for all APC logging camp cleanup sites on a CD in the Cape Pole file. Bill Janes
9/8/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Updated Ranking Complete for Source Area: 74840 (Autogenerated Action)
3/2/2010 Institutional Control Record Removed ICs are removed as an administrative action. The remaining contamination has been noted on the U.S. Forest Service GIS records. The current site conditions meet the 2009 site closure criteria. Evonne Reese

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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