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Site Report: Thorne Bay Old Fire Hall

Site Name: Thorne Bay Old Fire Hall
Address: Old Fire Hall, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
File Number: 1528.57.001
Hazard ID: 25509
Status: Informational
Staff: Christy Howard, 9074655390
Latitude: 55.684928
Longitude: -132.522440
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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The City of Thorne Bay submitted a request for a DEC Brownfield Assessment during the 2010 request period. Thorne Bay's Old Fire Hall is contaminated with cement asbestos siding on the exterior of the building. Other environmental hazards that may be present include soil contamination at the site due to the previous storage and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. The Old Fire Hall was erected in the 1970s for the Thorne Bay's volunteer firefighting squad. The City constructed its newer "Roth Building" in 1991 to house both the EMS and firefighting operations and decommissioned the use of the old fire hall as a municipal building. Currently, City staff utilizes it to store sand for winter road maintenance activities.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
4/27/2010 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Deborah Williams
7/9/2010 Update or Other Action DEC received a response from the Alaska State Historic Perservation Office (SHPO) for the assessment work planned for FY2011 that there is "No Historic Properties Affected." Deborah Williams
7/30/2010 Brownfields Award Notice to proceed was awarded to Oasis through SPAR term contract. Project managed under Reuse and Redevelopment Program. Deborah Williams
10/6/2010 Site Visit Oasis, consultant for DEC, conducted a site visit for two days to collect information for the property assessment and cleanup plan. Deborah Williams
12/29/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received a Draft Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan for the Thorne Bay Old Fire Hall site. According to the report, the following potential source areas were identified: exterior cement siding contains asbestos; exterior paint contains asbestos (Paint flaking and chipping is extensive and is found all around the building. Cement board and paint chips are found around the entire perimeter of the building.); The soil around the location of the former aboveground fuel storage tank on the SW side of the building should be sampled and analyzed for petroleum; Vehicles were maintained in the Old Fire Hall (There is potential for petroleum hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvent contamination); and Due to the age of the building, the paint may contain lead. Deborah Williams

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