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Site Report: Raspberry Strait Dumpsite - Afognak

Site Name: Raspberry Strait Dumpsite - Afognak
Address: Southernmost tip of Afognak Island bordering Raspberry Strait, 50 ft south of unimproved trail connection Back Bay with Aleneva, Port Lions, AK 99550
File Number: 2502.57.001
Hazard ID: 25433
Status: Active
Staff: Christy Howard, 9074655390
Latitude: 58.001640
Longitude: -152.844260
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 Village of Afognak submitted a 2009 DEC Brownfield Assessment Request for the Raspberry Strait Dumpsite. The site is located on the southernmost tip of Afognak Island bordering Raspberry Strait, approximately 50 feet south of an unimproved trail connecting Back Bay with the Russian settlement of Aleneva. According to a site assessment that was completed in 2005, most of the contamination was deposited since 2000. Data collected during the 2005 report indicate the presence of metals contamination above ADEC cleanup levels. The full extent of the contamination was not determined. It was also noted in the 2005 report that batteries and petroleum products were present in the dump. One surface soil sample collected during the 2005 site assessment from the east side of the main refuse pile, collected from beneath a bag of battery parts had lead concentrations up to 17,100 mg/kg and selenium concentration up to 26 mg/kg. Arsenic concentrations were elevated in all the samples collected from the dump but these may be considered background.

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
9/2/2009 Brownfields Award Notice to proceed was awarded to SLR through SPAR term contract. Project managed under Reause and Redevelopment Program. Deborah Williams
10/15/2009 Site Visit SLR, consultant for DEC, conducted a site visit at the Raspberry Straits Dump in order to collect information for the property assessment and cleanup plan. Deborah Williams
4/22/2010 Update or Other Action DEC received the Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan for the Raspberry Strait Dump Site. In October of 2009, SLR conducted a field visit to assess the current condition of the Raspberry Strait Dump Site; interview individuals familiar with the property; and evaluate potential remedial strategies. Items in the dump that were identified during the field visit included: several freezers, one lead-acid battery, ATV parts and tires; aerosol canisters, paint cans, fuel containers, at least 14 apparent empty 55-gallon barrels, engines, oil containers, and electrical equipment. Soil contaminated was identified during the 2005 sampling the extent of contamination was not determined. No stained soil was noted at the Site during SLR's site visit in 2009. Deborah Williams

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