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Site Report: Goldstream General Store

Site Name: Goldstream General Store
Address: 2591 Goldstream Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
File Number: 100.26.046
Hazard ID: 24304
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 64.913301
Longitude: -147.906958
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.


(rpltr10) Hung was staff assigned.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
1/28/1992 Update or Other Action NOR; Gibler sends letter based on 12/26/91 release report that on 10/25/91 there was leaking piping detected. * Not Assigned
1/30/1992 Release Investigation SI; Suspect piping replaced- a release investigation is currently underway. * Not Assigned
1/30/1992 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
1/30/1992 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment PA; Site assessment by S & W found contaminated soil around pump island and near 1 of two 6,000 gal. tanks. * Not Assigned
1/30/1992 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 76902 ADD; * Not Assigned
12/6/1993 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment SA1; Report submitted on removal of (2) 6,000-gallon diesel and unleaded gasoline USTs on 9/21-28/93. * 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. * Not Assigned
6/29/1994 Update or Other Action RPL2; Peterson sent PRP-CS Database Notification letter to RP requesting update and more environmental information concerning contaminated site. RPCON responded with completed info form. * Not Assigned
6/25/1996 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum LCAU; (2) 6,000-gallon diesel & unleaded gasoline USTs removed 9/28/93. Contam. soils removed: About 200 cu. yds. fr. dispensing islands & 300 cu. yds. fr. UST pit. 300 cu. yds. had to be thrown back into pit cause of sloughing & undermining laundromat foundation. * Not Assigned
7/8/1996 Update or Other Action RPL1; Phone call to RP re-status of cleanup since '93. about 300 cu. yds. contam. soil thrown back in pit next to laundromat due to jeopardy of foundation & sloughing soil, same for piping trench which was undermining driveway, unknown amt. contam. soil thrown back in trench. Status of 200 cu. yds. stockpiled on site. * Not Assigned
7/9/1996 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment SA1R; S.A. on 9/28/93 removals of diesel & gasoline USTs. Ran into massive soil contam. @ dispensing island, piping trench, gasoline & diesel pits. Contam. soils thrown back in trench & diesel pit. Benzene as high as 13 ppm w/BTEX as high as 321 ppm. GRPH as high as 772 ppm and DRPH as high as 11,600 ppm. * Not Assigned
11/20/1997 Update or Other Action ADEC sends Notification of Intent to Cost Recover Letter to Current Owner: VICKI S. NICKERSON * Not Assigned
3/3/2004 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway DEC approved a work plan to spread stockpiled soils onsite and to hydroseed spread soil to minimize erosion. Soil spread and hydroseeded summer 2003. The site was approved for inclusion in the State Financial Assistance Program and these activities were covered under that program. Staff is expecting a work plan for final site investigation with intention of achieving NFRAP status. Sharon Richmond
6/15/2004 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC received the Site Closure Report for the Goldstream General Store. The contaminated soil stockpile (600 cubic yards) has been adequately remediated. Although benzene concentrations slightly exceed the most conservative ADEC Method 2 Soil Cleanup Levels, permafrost has been documented at the site. Therefore, migration to a potable aquifer is not anticipated. Petroleum hydrocarbons or related constituents have not been detected in the on-site water well. Soil gas sampling was not successful at the Site due to the presence of permafrost at a depth of 2 feet bgs. ADEC considers permafrost to be an impermeable layer, and therefore no exposure through indoor air inhalation is anticipated. Deborah Williams
10/29/2004 Institutional Control Record Established Deed notice has been recorded on the deed for the Goldstream General Store. Deborah Williams
10/29/2004 Institutional Control Record Established The institutional controls include the following: A deed notice is filed at the Fairbanks Recording District regarding the contaminant concentrations at the site for soil contamination that exceeds ADEC cleanup levels. A notice will also be entered into the ADEC’s Contaminated Sites Database. In accordance with 18 AAC 75.325(i), ADEC approval will be obtained prior to removal and/or disposal of soil or groundwater from this site to an off-site location. In accordance with 18 AAC 75.380(d)(1), additional investigation and cleanup may be required if new information is discovered which leads the ADEC to make a determination that the cleanup described in this decision is not protective of human health, safety, and welfare or the environment. Deborah Williams
12/21/2004 Conditional Closure Approved A conditional closure letter was issued for site. Deborah Williams
12/20/2011 Update or Other Action Site management staff changed to IC Unit. Evonne Reese
12/20/2011 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC review completed. Evonne Reese
6/2/2015 Institutional Control Update An IC reminder letter was issued to the responsible party on this date. Kristin Thompson

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil

Control Type

Type Details
Notice of Environmental Contamination (Deed Notice) A Notice of Environmental Contamination was recorded with the Recording Dist. 401 - Fairbanks on 10/26/2004. 7 pages. The recording number is 2004-024300-0.


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.
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)

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