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Site Report: Port Heiden Former Landfill

Site Name: Port Heiden Former Landfill
Address: Old Landfill near Jacks New Meshik Mall/Home, Port Heiden, AK 99549
File Number: 2637.57.003
Hazard ID: 25430
Status: Informational
Staff: Christy Howard, 9074655390
Latitude: 56.934460
Longitude: -158.642670
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 Native Council of Port Heiden submitted a DEC Brownfield Assessment Request in 2009 for the Former Landfill located near Jacks New Meshik Mall/Home. The landfill is approximately 1.5 acres in size and is within the City of Port Heiden's boundaries. Through interviews with the village elders it has been established that in 1953 this site was a landfill for the army. The Elders remember seeing old vehicles, batteries, scrap metal, 55 gallon drums and general household trash in the landfill. There are five drinking water wells around the perimeter of the former landfill and the community is concerned about any contaminant migrating from the landfill to their drinking water wells.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/13/2009 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Deborah Williams
8/31/2009 Brownfields Award Notice to proceed was awarded to Hoefler through SPAR term contract. Project managed under Reause and Redevelopment Program. Deborah Williams
10/15/2009 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC held a stakeholder meeting for the Port Heiden Former Landfill with the community of Port Heiden, EPA, Hoefler and DEC to discuss the purpose of the work to be conducted at the site (Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan)and to give an opportunity for the consultant, Hoefler, to ask any questions of the community. The three monitoring wells that were installed within the former landfill are approximately 9 feet deep. They plan to conduct the field work the week of October 26th. DEC also discussed the work planned at the ADOT&PF Port Heiden Airport site. Deborah Williams
10/27/2009 Site Visit Hoefler, consultant for DEC, conducted a site visit at the Former Landfill in Port Heiden to collect information for the property assessment and cleanup plan. Deborah Williams
4/28/2010 Update or Other Action DEC received a Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan for the Port Heiden Old Landfill Site. No sampling was conducted during this field effort. In the conclusions, Hoefler recommends that additional investigation should be conducted that includes the following: Site wide surface soil sampling; test pit excavation in the drum storage area; groundwater sampling of the existing wells; and surface water sampling to determine if contaminants are present in the water. Deborah Williams

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