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Site Report: Box Boy Store

Site Name: Box Boy Store
Address: 2601 South Cushman; , Fairbanks, AK 99701
File Number: 102.26.028
Hazard ID: 24258
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 64.823680
Longitude: -147.709220
Horizontal Datum:

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.


Block 9A Bjerremark Homestead. K&L Distributors are former operators but it is not known how long they were at the site. Bainbridge staff transfer to Hung on 12/11/95. (rpltr6) Hung was lead.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
2/12/1991 Release Investigation SI; Gilfilian Engineering, Inc. conducted site assessment for K & L Distributors, Inc. Five soil test borings were drilled and groundwater was encountered in four of the five test borings. 1 10,000 gallon unleaded gasoline tank, 1 10,000 gallon regular gasoline tank, and 1 5,000 gallon diesel fuel tank are currently located at the site. The site has a history of abandoned gasoline station prior to construction of the Box Boy building and the USTs associated with the abandoned service station were removed as a result of a state right-of-way. Sampling found significant soil contamination by petroleum products and recommended that groundwater monitoring wells be installed. * Not Assigned
4/24/1991 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 76870 ADD; LUST site with groundwater contamination. * Not Assigned
4/24/1991 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
6/6/1991 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway RAPR; Waste Technology submitted a proposal for a site corrective action plan. Phase I will consist of closure and remediation of the tank area at the north end of the site. Phase II of the project consists of closure and remediation of the area within and adjacent to the DOT right-of-way located at the south east boundary of the site. * Not Assigned
5/21/1992 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAPR; Reviewed A.G. Midland's LUST Corrective Action Plan. * Not Assigned
6/4/1992 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway LCAR; Reviewed workplan. * Not Assigned
9/9/1992 Release Investigation RELR; Basketfield approved scope of work for Phase 2 SA - awaiting work plan. * Not Assigned
10/5/1992 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAPR; Basketfield reviewed "Project Work Plans, Groundwater Contamination Assessment, Former Box Boy, 2601 S. Cushman, FBKs. AK." Approved workplan 10/5/92. * Not Assigned
10/14/1992 Release Investigation RELR; Basketfield: Shannon & Wilson drilled 5 temporary monitor wells for gw sample soil at 7.5 - 9.0' : grph= 170 ppm, BTEX= .03, 6.7,4.8,16.0 ppm, respectively Groundwater: B= 21,000ppb; T<=65,000ppb; E<= 4,300ppb; X<=21,000ppb. Plumal migration to northwest clearly evident. * Not Assigned
11/16/1992 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway LCAR; Basketfield: reviewed "Groundwater Contamination Assessment, Former Box Boy. 2601 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK" by Shannon & Wilson, Inc. * Not Assigned
12/16/1992 Update or Other Action MEET; Basketfield: Met with Avril Still, who was concerned with why he hadn't received payment from Ellen Hanauer yet. I told him that he should submit an invoice billing for the amount that he proposed in the initial bid, not trying to seek recompense for the total amount for the first phase in which he was involved with Waste Tech. and AG Mid. * Not Assigned
12/17/1992 Update or Other Action MEET; Basketfield: Met with Ellen Hanauer, who indicated that she's retaining "Staley, Deliso, Cook & Sherry" to represent her suit against AG Mid. I was unable to reply to her questions concerning financial matters but assisted her in arranging her documents in chronological order. * Not Assigned
5/11/1993 Release Investigation RELR; Basketfield reviewed scope of work for Phase II plume characterization by S&W, "Scope of Services for Release Investigation, Former Box Boy, 2601 Cushman St.,Fairbanks, Alaska". * Not Assigned
9/4/1993 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum LCAU; Kalu - Tanks have been removed and contaminated soils have been thermally remediated. * Not Assigned
2/14/1994 Update or Other Action RPL2; Peterson sent PRP-CS Database Notification Letter to RP requesting update and more environmental information concerning the contaminated site. RP responded with completed information form. * Not Assigned
6/6/1994 Update or Other Action CORR; Wingerter sent letter informing RP of their financial liability under new ADEC cost recovery policy. State is authorized, under Section 9003(h) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to take action on this LUST facility. Letter was returned "no mail receptacle" and file is currently missing. * Not Assigned
7/27/1995 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAPR; Reviewed file in conjunction w/RPCON's 7/18/95 workplan. Verbally approved CAP proposal to use SVE/Air sparging on western portion of site and use of solid oxygen-releasing compound (ORC) on southern portion of site. Written approval to follow. * Not Assigned
12/6/1995 Update or Other Action UPD; Staff change from Bainbridge to Hung. * Not Assigned
1/24/1996 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAPR; Officially approved CAP after reviewing a year's worth of repts. & documents dated 5/94 thru 5/95. Wrote ltr. to RP/FAP approving CAP on western and southern portions of site. * Not Assigned
2/23/1996 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAPR; Provided written approval to FAP/RPCON/RP that 11/29/95 work plan is approved by DEC. This confirms 1/20/96 approval via e-mail. * Not Assigned
11/20/1997 Update or Other Action ADEC sends Notification of Intent to Cost Recover Letter to Current Owner: GLOBAL FINANCE & INVESTMENT * Not Assigned
10/15/2002 Report or Workplan Review - Other Closure request and summary report submitted. Under review while additional samples collected. Janice Wiegers
10/25/2002 Report or Workplan Review - Other Site Summary and Closure Request submitted. Three soil borings installed in former tank excavation: evidence of debris used in the backfill was observed. The remediation system was turned off in November 2001: groundwater impacts remain at MW-2, but three off-site wells installed in July 2001 indicated limited off-site impacts. Janice Wiegers
12/23/2002 Update or Other Action Grant request for additional monitoring, assessment of chemicals of concern, and system decommissioning submitted following ADEC discussion with Shannon & Wilson. Janice Wiegers
9/22/2003 Report or Workplan Review - Other Fall sampling report submitted. Benzene levels increase in MW-4 to 24 ppb - the highest level observed. MW-2 contained benzene at 14 ppb. Lead and PAHs were not detected. Janice Wiegers
9/29/2003 Update or Other Action ADEC approves decommissioning and removal of the remedial system. Additional groundwater samples will be collectected due to anamolous results in MW-4 during September sampling. Janice Wiegers
3/22/2004 Report or Workplan Review - Other Groundwater sampling report submitted. Sampling was conducted in February to support NFRAP request already submitted and to check increases observed in MW-4 during last sampling event. GRO and ethylbenzene exceeded cleanup levels (10.8 ppm GRO and 1,040 ppb ethylbenzene). This is a decrease in recent results. Contaminants did not exceed cleanup levels in MW-4. Janice Wiegers
6/1/2004 Report or Workplan Review - Other S&W submitted a second NFRAP request including deed notice and associated for "final"requirements. Torsten Ernst
6/10/2004 Update or Other Action Copy of recorded deed notice submitted. Janice Wiegers
12/29/2004 Conditional Closure Approved Conditional Closure letter sent to Ellen Hanauer Living Trust. Janice Wiegers
12/29/2004 Institutional Control Record Established Soil and groundwater contamination remain on site. DEC should be notified of excavation, water well installation, and dewatering activities in the area. Janice Wiegers
11/23/2007 Update or Other Action S&W contacted me and asked for NFRAP document. They did not received it or know about the groundwater sampling IC. They tentatively requested an April 2008 GW sampling event. * Not Assigned
11/30/2007 Long Term Monitoring Complete ADEC reviewed the site specific information and monitor data for this site and determined that the groundwater contamination remainiing was stable and/or decreasing and does not require further monitoring. In the event the owner/operator wishes full site closure and/or removal of insitutional controls - the groundwater will need to be sampled to verify it meets established Table C cleanup levels Jim Frechione
4/19/2011 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC review conducted, staff changed to IC Unit, periodic review added as an IC Requirement, and tickler reminder system activated. Evonne Reese
4/29/2013 Institutional Control Update The new business owner called and reported that they will be putting in a trench about 70 feet long and about 12 feet wide in order to install an electrical line. After the line is installed the soil will be put back in place and no soil will be leaving the property. Evonne Reese
7/15/2016 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC compliance review conducted. IC reminder letter issued to the responsible party on this date. Reminder system set to follow-up in four years. Kristin Thompson
7/26/2016 Institutional Control Update Received updated contact information for the responsible party. Re-issuing the reminder letter on this date. Kristin Thompson

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene > Table C SoilGroundwater
GRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation GroundwaterSoil
DRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation GroundwaterSoil
GRO > Table C Groundwater
GRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil

Control Type

Type Details
Notice of Environmental Contamination (Deed Notice) Recorded in Fairbanks Recording District on 6/10/2004. Number 2004-012606-0.


Description Details
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions ADEC should be notified prior to any excavation in the impacted area in order to properly screen and manage any contaminated soil that may be excavated.
Groundwater Use Restrictions The ADEC shall be notified prior to installation of groundwater wells and/or any proposed dewatering activities.
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. ADEC approval must be obtained prior to removal and/or disposal of soil from this site to an off-site location.
Periodic Review 4/19/11 - this requirement was added during an IC review in order to meet the 2009 closure policy. Verify the IC conditions remain effective every four years.
Movement or use of contaminated material (including on site) in a manner that results in a violation of the water quality standards is prohibited (18 AAC 70) Standard condition.

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