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Site Report: Elim Old City Shop

Site Name: Elim Old City Shop
Address: Old City Shop, Elim, AK 99739
File Number: 600.57.002
Hazard ID: 25510
Status: Informational
Staff: Christy Howard, 9074655390
Latitude: 64.618000
Longitude: -162.261000
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 City of Elim submitted a DEC Brownfield Assessment Request Form for 2010 for the Old City Shop in Elim. The site was swampy area and it was a dump site before it became a shop area for heavy equipment in the late 1970's. The site has been used for storing heating oil, batteries, and waste oil. There is a potential for contamination from all of these potential sources. The community would like to clean up this site and construct new housing and a barge landing.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
4/28/2010 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
7/19/2010 Brownfield Confirmed Notice to proceed was awarded to Oasis through SPAR term contract. Project managed under Reuse and Redevelopment Program. Deborah Williams
8/23/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC held a stakeholder meeting for the old City Shop in Elim. Participants of the meeting included representatives from the City of Elim, Native Village of Elim, DEC, EPA and Oasis(consultants for the project). The purpose of the meeting was to provide the objective for the work planned for the site (Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan) and give the consultant and the community to ask any questions regarding the field visit. Deborah Williams
9/27/2010 Site Visit Oasis, consultant for DEC, conducted a site visit for three days to collect information for the property assessment and cleanup plan. Deborah Williams
12/1/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received the Property Assessment and Cleanup Plan for the Old City Shop in Elim. According to the report, the Elim Old City Shop is at the same location as the community's old landfill. Since burial of the landfill in the early 1980's, the site has become the location of the city's equipment shop, fire station, and storage and disposal area for broken equipment, vehicles, used oil, lead-acid batteries, and construction debris. The consultant identified the potential exposure routes at the site include ingestion, direct contact, and inhalation. The Old City Shop site is located slightly downgradient of the community drinking water source on Elim Creek; however, salt-water intrusion and backwash sometimes occur at high tide and surface water runoff may enter the municipal drinking water. Overall, environmental actions at the Old City Shop site should include removal of solid and hazardous waste, development of a comprehensive plan to manage storage and disposal of future waste and a site characterization to determine the extent of contamination in groundwater, surface water, and soil. Deborah Williams

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