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Site Report: Arctic Village Former Power Plant

Site Name: Arctic Village Former Power Plant
Address: Downtown Arctic Village, Next to Store and Post Office, Arctic Village, AK 99722
File Number: 700.38.002
Hazard ID: 4376
Status: Active
Staff: Janice Wiegers, 9074512127
Latitude: 68.125604
Longitude: -145.538470
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.


During a 1994 site visit ADEC staff identified significant staining around tanks and drums, and described soil beneath the building as being saturated with fuel. Two large above ground tanks (assumed to be empty) and numerous unmarked drums are abandoned on site and broken batteries were observed. The property is located between the post office and the village store, and is considered a high traffic area for residents. Pictures in file document observations. In 2011, the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council funded a Phase I ESA

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
4/9/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking completed. Mitzi Read
4/9/2007 Site Added to Database Site added to the database. Mitzi Read
2/1/2008 Report or Workplan Review - Other Receive Phase I ESA titled: Phase I ESA, Former Public Health Service Building, Arctic Village, AK, completed by URS for YRITWC (9/11/07). Report provides details on site history and status. Refers to site as the former Public Health Service building since the PHS developed the site first as a washeteria for the community. No data collected as part of this effort. John Carnahan
8/26/2014 Update or Other Action Updated locational information in database based on location of tanks as shown in a 2007 Phase I report in the file and the 1991 DCRA Community map. Janice Wiegers
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
6/25/2015 Brownfields Award Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government applied for and received a DEC Brownfield Assessment or Cleanup (DBAC) to evaluate hazardous materials in the on-site building and to sample soil contamination on the property and beneath the building. Letter confirming successful application for FY2016 funding was sent to Lance Whitwell, Environmental Director, on this date. Janice Wiegers
9/10/2015 Report or Workplan Review - Other Shannon & Wilson submitted workplan for hazardous building survey and site soil sampling. Sampling will be conducted for VOCs, GRO, DRO, RRO, RCRA metals, and PCBs. DEC approved workplan on this date. S&W plans to send field staff to Arctic Village on 9/22/15. Janice Wiegers
9/12/2016 Update or Other Action Received letter from ADEC Solid Waste discussing removal of asbestos-containing material and lead-based paint during demolition of the structure. An email from John Pavitt (EPA) was included in the letter that describes how to address the gypsum wallboard with joint compound, which contains some asbestos. Janice Wiegers
8/11/2017 Brownfields Award The Native Village of Venetie was awarded DEC Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup services for SFY18. Christy Howard
9/5/2017 Update or Other Action Received notice from State Historic Preservation Office that no historic properties are affected by the planned brownfield project. Janice Wiegers

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