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Site Report: Arctic Village Airport Power Plant & Utility Tank Farm

Site Name: Arctic Village Airport Power Plant & Utility Tank Farm
Address: East Fork Chandalar River, 100 Miles N of Fort Yukon, Arctic Village, AK 99722
File Number: 700.38.004
Hazard ID: 3947
Status: Active
Staff: Janice Wiegers, 9074512127
Latitude: 68.112478
Longitude: -145.574718
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.


The Airport Power Plant and Utility Tank Farm is located on the south side of the Airport runway. At the time of a 2001 investigation as part of the TAPL Bulk Fuel Upgrade Program and assessments, there were two 6,000-gallon skid-mounted diesel tanks on the west side of the building. Two additional 6,000-gallon tanks for school reserves, and two 2,000-gallon gasoline and diesel tanks were also onsite. Two potentially buried tanks were believed present but not confirmed. Drums are also reported to be stored at the site. Near surface contamination was identified and associated with onsite fuel management activities. Staining was present around the floor of the building and diesel range contamination was identified in soil above cleanup levels. As of 2015, no further cleanup activities have taken place.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
12/26/2000 Update or Other Action Arctic Village Site Assessment Project Report-Arctic Village Alaska, submitted by Oasis. Sites 3, 4, and 5 soil sampled. Site3-Utility Tank Farm Airport soil samples indicate DRO up to 21,600 mg/kg at .5 feet bgs. The contaminated soil found near surface near transfer hose. An estimated 15 cubic yards of contaminiated soil needs to be removed. Stand and fill pipes suggest possible UST-further investigation needed. Site4-Village council tank farm soil samples indicated DRO contamination up to 11,200 mg/kg at 4.5 feet bgs. Due to contamination below ADEC cleanup levels, removal of soil is not warranted. Site5- Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank soil samples indicate contamination up to 3,030 mg/kg GRO, 500 mg/kg DRO, 40.7 mg/kg benzene, 34.7 mg/kg toulene, 80.2 mg/kg ethylbenzene, and 437 mg/kg total xylenes. Approximately 8 cubic yards of contaminated soil needs to be removed Grant Lidren
5/3/2002 Site Added to Database Petroleum contamination. Bruce Wanstall
5/3/2002 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Preliminary ranking. Bruce Wanstall
12/16/2002 Update or Other Action Updated site information and split out the school tank farm information to include that in a separate entry. This site will be addressed under the TAPL Program. Deborah Williams
6/23/2003 Update or Other Action Artic Village Site Remediation Work Plan, submitted by Oasis and recieved by ADEC on this date. As part of remediation it is proposed to remove 25 cubic yards of diesel conaminated soil from SIte3- Utility Tank Farm & remove 8 cubic yards of gasoline contaminated soil from Site5- Village Council Gasoline Sales Tank. Grant Lidren
3/2/2004 Update or Other Action ADEC was potentially going to assist with cleanup of these sites using TAPL funding. Withdrawal of funding support by the Energy Authority last season has stopped any work by ADEC in Arctic Village. Looking into other avenues to fund work in the village. Mike Jaynes
7/15/2004 Update or Other Action File number changed from 700.42.001 to 700.38.004 Sarah Cunningham
7/5/2006 Update or Other Action Site transferred from Pikul to Frechione. Aggie Blandford
4/15/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Grant Lidren
2/23/2010 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 78349 Site #3 Utility Tank Farm Airport. Tamara Cardona-Marek
9/24/2013 Update or Other Action Changed staff assigned name from Janice Wiegers to Michelle Barnes temporarily in order to make site location updates. Evonne Reese
9/24/2013 Update or Other Action Site symbol visually adjusted using ArcGIS and documents from the file. #3: building not clearly specified, #4: 68.125875, -145.538907, #5: 68.126006,-145.54239. 9/24/13; MLB Michelle Barnes
12/16/2014 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received copy of Phase ESA Report, Arctic Village Airport Power Plant, by APC Services, LLC. This report was a brownfield assessment completed through YRITWC TRP. Report references 2001 Oasis site recon report specific to tank farms. (Oasis report referred to this location as the 'Utility Tank Farm' and not the 'Arctic Village Airport Power Plant.' John Carnahan
1/9/2015 Update or Other Action Site location updated to reflect location at Arctic Village Airport. Former location coupled with Village Council Gasoline Sales location (site Haz ID 26328). The two locations were originally combined in the CS database as 'Arctic Village Tank Farms,' but were separated out to track site progress individually. New location: Long -145.574718; Lat 68.112478. John Carnahan
1/30/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Letter sent to Arctic Village Tribal Council following coordination with AVTC IGAP - no previous record of PRP letter existed. John Carnahan

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