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Site Report: Alaska Truck & Gear

Site Name: Alaska Truck & Gear
Address: 2143 Van Horn Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
File Number: 100.38.201
Hazard ID: 4301
Status: Active
Staff: Michael Hooper, 9074515174
Latitude: 64.812222
Longitude: -147.765556
Horizontal Datum:NAD83

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 site has a retail area and two maintenance shops located on the property. During a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), a total of six floor drains in two shop buildings were identified; these consist of 55-gallon drums poured into the concrete floor slabs which are considered Class V injection wells. Initial characterization of the site revealed soil and groundwater contamination related to injection wells: FD-03, FD-04, FD-05 and FD-06 for both soil and groundwater. FD-06 also exceeds the ADEC cleanup level for residual range organics (RRO) in groundwater, but not soil. Lab results indicate gasoline range organics (GRO), volatile organics compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 8 metals are not considered contaminants of concern at this site. Approximately 120 to 140 cubic yards of DRO-contaminated soil are estimated to remain beneath the south shop.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
9/18/2006 Site Added to Database Site added to the database. Deborah Williams
4/24/2007 Update or Other Action ADEC received the Phase II Corrective Action and Additional Groundwater Delineation Report for the Alaska Truck and Gear site dated January 29, 2007. According to the report, six floor drains were removed from two warehouses. Approximately 90 to 110 cubic yards of contaminated soil are estimated to remain beneath the southern portion of the building slab. Groundwater contamination (DRO) extends to the west and southwest of the floor drain areas and up to 60 feet from the building in those directions. The results suggest that the hydraulic gradient may not be to the NW or there are other sources contributing to the DRO concentrations. Nortech recommends the installation of five direct-push wells: one within the source area FD-05 with four wells around the perimeter of the southern portion of the Southern Shop. Because there are areas of frozen ground, Nortech recommends collecting groundwater elevation data monthly for 12 consecutive months to determine the hydraulic gradient. A total of four sampling events from the groundwater monitoring wells will occur at the time of well installation, and annual sampling in Sept./Oct. 2007, 2008, and 2009. Deborah Williams
4/23/2008 Update or Other Action Sent letter to new owner (John Lutz) requesting update and their intentions to do additional groundwater monitoring. Tamara Cardona-Marek
4/23/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/7/2008 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Second notice regarding contamination and need for gw monitoring sent as certified mail. Notice included notification of cost recovery requirements. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/18/2008 Update or Other Action Received call from RP (Mrs. Lutz) inquiring about actions needed to do an assessment. She plans to sell the property and would like to obtain site closure. Monitoring wells will need to be installed to assess groundwater contamination. She indicates Alaska Truck and Gear did not cause the contamination and will track the property history to find other responsible parties. Tamara Cardona-Marek
10/23/2008 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Letter sent to John and Mary Lutz indicating they are potentially responsible parties and requesting a site assessment. Janice Wiegers
10/28/2008 Update or Other Action DEC sent letter to John and Mary Lutz indicating they are potentially responsible parties and requesting a site assessment. Janice Wiegers
11/6/2009 Update or Other Action Transferred site management from Tamara Cardona-Marek to Jim Fish. Janice Wiegers
9/14/2012 Update or Other Action Transferred site management from Jim Fish to Will Boger. Janice Wiegers
5/16/2013 Update or Other Action Received a Groundwater Monitoring Report dated April 30, 2013 for event on Oct 2, 2012. Willett Boger
11/11/2013 Update or Other Action Received a Groundwater Monitoring Report for event on Sept 17, 2013. Willett Boger
4/10/2015 Update or Other Action Contacted by Ahtna about site decision status. DEC will review file. Willett Boger
11/22/2016 Update or Other Action Reviewed file and site history for Alaska Truck & Gear. Emailed consultant Rescon with remaining questions for the site. Michael Hooper
12/28/2016 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 75281 floor drains. Michael Hooper
9/21/2017 Update or Other Action Mailed a letter to RP (former landowner) and new landowner requesting groundwater monitoring event with November 30 deadline for workplan. Michael Hooper

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