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Site Report: Willner's Texaco Bulk Fuel Plant


Site Name: Willner's Texaco Bulk Fuel Plant
Address: 410 Driveway Street, Fairbanks, AK 99707
File Number: 102.38.005
Hazard ID: 287
Status: Active
Staff: Shawn Tisdell, shawn.tisdell@alaska.gov
Latitude: 64.850130
Longitude: -147.724095
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.

Problems/Comments

Original complaint received in 1986 reported oil spills and soil contamination. Subsequent monitoring well and soil boring samples revealed a floating hydrocarbon layer on the water table and hydrocarbon contaminated soils. Extent of contamination and human health impact is still to be determined. State Land leased by the Alaska Railroad Corporation. Also see: File Number 102.38.007. (Illinois - Minnie) (rpltr.BEN) (CR) Chevron acquired responsibility for Texaco site in 2002. Groundwater at Saupes and Willners are being monitored together.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
4/1/1989 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SA1 - Phase I Site Assessment (General)). DOT contracted Shannon and Wilson, Inc. to investigate past uses and potential hazards at the site as part of a right-of-way road project. Shannon and Wilson, Inc. report, :"Preliminary Hazardous Waste Site Evaluation, proposed Minnie Street Connector, Fairbanks, Alaska" reported that past spills have occurred at the site and a groundwater monitoring well in the northest corner of the parcel has a floating hydrocarbon layer. No Longer Assigned
9/14/1990 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = MS - Monitoring/Sampling). Shannon and Wilson, Inc. sampled groundwater monitoring well which yielded a hydrocarbon sheen and odor at the water surface. No Longer Assigned
12/1/1990 Site Characterization Report Approved (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). DOT contracted Shannon and Wilson, Inc. to investigate site for proposed right-of-way. Their report, "Final Report: Ilinois Street and Minnie Street Connector Hazardous Waste Field Investigation, Phase II" dated 12/90 reports that 2 of 5 soil samples taken from a soil boring were found to have TPH levels exceeding 100 ppm with a range of 22 - 13,000 ppm TPH, with the highest level of contamination occurring near the water table. 2 of 5 soil samples had trace concentrations of 1,1,1-tricholorethane (0.03 and 0.06). Water samples from the monitoring well contained 76 ppb benzene and 44 ppb xylenes. No Longer Assigned
12/17/1990 Site Added to Database Hydrocarbon contamination of soil and groundwater. No Longer Assigned
4/29/1991 Interim Removal Action Approved Preliminary cleanup alternatives and cost estimates for remediation of the Minnie Street. Connector Project submitted to Alaska DOT April, 1991 by Shannon and Wilson. Estimates based on many assumptions and recognizes that information concerning extent of contamination is limited. Proposes floating product recovery, soil remediation and groundwater remediation over 11 year period at a cost of $10,207,000. Reccommends additional sampling for mercury. No Longer Assigned
5/3/1991 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. No Longer Assigned
12/18/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RPL2 - Site Information Request Letter). PRP notified by letter, party of ADEC's intent to use Response Fund monies to initiate a comprensive area-wide Phase I site Assessment of the Illinois-Minnie Site. Asks to submit questions and comments. Ben Thomas
12/28/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = CORR - Correspondence (General)). (OSLP) Correspondence returned to ARRC thanking for comments. Will incorporate into ADEC final version. will keep ARRC and all parties updated on future actions. Ben Thomas
12/28/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = CORR - Correspondence (General)). (OSLP) ARRC submitted comments and preferred Site Assessment plan for Illinois-Minnie Site. This Project was first proposed in 1990. Ben Thomas
1/31/1995 Update or Other Action SITE SUMMARY: Ground water impact known, but cleanup delayed pending the outcome of MSLUG efforts. ADEC notified operator of draft COBC to guide cleanup in 1995. Cindy Thomas
6/20/2002 Update or Other Action Chevron has acquired Texaco sites. SECOR will conduct snapshot sampling event and evaluate need for remedial action this summer. Janice Wiegers
7/10/2002 GIS Position Updated Plotted latitude and longitude coordinates and found them to be acceptable for associated property or address. Heather Goldman
12/5/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Met with Bob Cochran (Chevron/Texaco), Roger Hoffmore and Brian Silva (SECOR) to discuss Chevron/Texaco sites. Two groundwater monitoring events were conducted in 2002 from existing wells. More soil and groundwater sampling is planned for 2003. ADEC requested historical research to identify potential sources at this site. Janice Wiegers
4/22/2003 Update or Other Action Groundwater Monitoring Well Assessment, Repair, and Sampling report submitted. Eleven wells were sampled in June with maximum concentrations of 175 ppb benzene (TH-17) 3,160 ppb GRO (TH-1), and 103,000 ppb DRO (TH-1). Other VOCs were below cleanup levels. Twelve wells were sampled in September with maximum concentrations of 1,540 ppb (TH-2), 38,900 ppb GRO (TH-2), and 15,300 ppb DRO (TH-2). (Saupes and Willners assessed together). Janice Wiegers
5/22/2003 Update or Other Action Work Plan for Site Assessment and Well Destruction dated 3/7/03 approved. Janice Wiegers
6/26/2003 Update or Other Action Spring groundwater monitoring report submitted for Saupes Chevron and Wilners Texaco. Maximum concentrations on Wilners lot were 57 ppb benzene and 5 ppm GRO (TH-17), and 390 ppm DRO (AR-82). Janice Wiegers
11/3/2003 Update or Other Action Fall groundwater monitoring report submitted for Saupes Chevron and Wilners Texaco. Maximum concentrations on Wilners lot were 290 ppb benzene and 2.6 ppm GRO (TH-18), and 24 ppm DRO (AR-82). Janice Wiegers
12/4/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting wtih ChevronTexaco and Secor. Discussed areawide sampling events. Secor will send survey data to ADEC so other area parties can tie into a common benchmark. Janice Wiegers
3/24/2004 Site Characterization Report Approved Site assessment report submitted. Seven soil borings and six monitoring wells were installed. BTEX, GRO, DRO, RRO, VOCs, PAHs, and PCBs were analyzed. Petroleum compounds, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, and 1,2-dirbromoethane were detected above cleanup levels in the soil. Secor looked for potential injection wells on the property (based on pictures in the file) but was unable to locate any of them. Secor also destroyed two monitoring wells at the request of the railroad and one domestic well at the request of ADEC. The domestic well had been place at the site by an illegal subtenant and was reportedly hooked to a toilet at one time. Janice Wiegers
3/17/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held Met with representatives from ChevronTexaco, Unocal, and the railroad regarding cooridinated sampling and ADEC's areawide requirements for future work. Work plan for off-site investigation and CSM development required by May 30, 2005. Janice Wiegers
6/20/2005 Proposed Plan Approved work plan for off-site investigation and CSM development. Janice Wiegers
6/21/2005 Update or Other Action Groundwater monitoring report submitted for Saupes and Willners Texaco. Three wells contained product and six were inaccessible due to break-up conditions (ice and water). DRO at the highest concentrations (up to 180 mg/L) recorded between 2002 and 2005 in TH-5, TH-13, and TH-17. Janice Wiegers
9/9/2005 Update or Other Action Approved workplan addendum for 2005 sampling at Wilner's Texaco and Saupe. The plan includes the installation of four new wells offsite in the downgradient direction. Deborah Williams
12/28/2005 Update or Other Action Reviewed the Second Semi-Annual 2005 Groundwater Monitoring Report. According to the report the new monitoring wells that were installed downgradient of the site (MW-7, MW-8, and MW-10) all contained groundwater contamination above ADEC cleanup levels. MW-9 had detections of contamination but not above ADEC cleanup levels. Free product was discovered in MW-25, TH-5, TH-2 and MW-2). Deborah Williams
1/11/2008 Update or Other Action DEC received the Second Semi-annual 2007 Groundwater monitoring Report for Former Chevron Bulk Plant, Fromer Texaco Bulk Plant and Former Unocal Bulk Plant. Samples from monitoring wells MW-1, MW-9, AR-81 and AR-85 did not contain target analytes above the DEC cleanup level. DRO's in wells MW-2 and MW-3 doubled from the previous sampling event. Other wells levels remained fairly consistent with previous levels. ARCADIS BBL recommends eliminating PAH, volatiles (continue BTEX), and EDB analysis in these wells. Tamara Cardona-Marek
1/31/2008 Update or Other Action DEC received the 2007 Site Assessment Report for the Former Chevron Bulk Plant, Former Texaco Bulk Plant, and Former Unocal Bulk Plant. Soil samples and vapor probe gas samples were collected at the site. Vapor probe gas samples exceeded screening levels for ethylbenzene and benzene at depths of 5 and 8.5 feet for benzene and 8.5 feet for ethylbenzene. From three soil samples collected on the property two exceeded cleanup levels for benzene and two exceeded cleanup levels for DRO's and GRO's. ARCADIS proposes to conduct another vapor sampling event in 2008. Tamara Cardona-Marek
2/1/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Tamara Cardona-Marek
3/18/2008 Update or Other Action Sent e-mail to ARR (Susan Schrader and Karen Morrissey) requesting a meeting to discuss IC's for the FAIR area. Tamara Cardona-Marek
5/21/2008 Institutional Control Record Established Recommendations established by sending a fact sheet to tenants of the ARRC property. Tamara Cardona-Marek
6/25/2008 Update or Other Action ADEC received the Work Plan for Additional Site Assessment. Work Plan includes installation of 4 vapor probes to sample soil gas near buildings. ADEC recommends the addition of 4 vapor probes to the plan (2 per building) and the analysis of additional volatile petroleum components from the vapor samples collected. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/17/2008 Meeting or Teleconference Held Met with Dan Carrier (Chevron) and Greg Montgomery (Arcadis) to discuss current activities at the site and plans to do additional assessment. ADEC recommended doing vapor probes on two sides of the buildings on site to assess the potential for vapor intrusion. Additional plume delineation to the west was discussed since the boundary of the plume has not been determined Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/29/2008 Update or Other Action Received and reviewed the First Semi-annual 2008 Groundwater Monitoring Report for Former Chevron, Texaco and Unocal bulk plants. Results are consistent with previous results. ARCADIS recommends eliminating PAH's analysis and VOC's. ADEC agrees but requires analysis for PCE/TCE. Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/29/2008 Update or Other Action ARCADIS requests approval to transport waste soil resulting from installation of vapor probes. Transport approved although not necessary, all super-sack sample results were below cleanup levels. Tamara Cardona-Marek
12/18/2008 Update or Other Action ADEC received the Second Semi-annual 2008 Groundwater Monitoring Report for Former Chevron, Texaco and Unocal bulk plants. Results are consistent with previous monitoring events. Tamara Cardona-Marek
3/13/2009 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC discussed site with Arcadis and Chevron on 3/3/2009. ADEC requested that only one sampling event takes place this year and efforts are focused on developing graphs and plume maps that demonstrate contaminant reduction over time. MNA parameters should also be measured at the site during sampling events. Arcadis will do a Phase I assessment to determine if additional plume delineation to the west is needed. Tamara Cardona-Marek
1/22/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC reviewed the Annual 2009 Groundwater Monitoring and MNA Report. Contaminant concentrations seem consistent with previous monitoring events. Concentrations in MW-5 increased from the last sampling event. Free product was present in MW-4. Tamara Cardona-Marek
2/17/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC met with Chevron and Arcadis to discuss 2010 activities. Additional plume delineation to the West of the property will be performed. The completion of a risk assessment is being evaluated and a plan will be submitted in 2010. Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/24/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other Workplan for replacement of well MW-10 approved. Tamara Cardona-Marek
7/22/2011 Cleanup Plan Approved DEC reviewed and approved the Work Plan for Surfactant Enhanced LNAPL Recovery Pilot Study submitted by Arcadis. Tamara Cardona-Marek
8/28/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC met with Chevron and Arcadis to discuss actions for 2012-2013. An updated conceptual site model will be submitted. The vapor intrusion pathway will be re-visited and a building survey updated. Trend analysis will be completed for groundwater data. Tamara Cardona-Marek
4/29/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC met with Chevron and Arcadis to discuss the status of the site and upcoming or ongoing work. Groudnwater monitoring in 2012 was consistent with previous events. LNAPL was not present at the site. Annual monitoring will continue in 2013 and Arcadis will prepare an updated conceptual site model. Robert Burgess
6/19/2013 Update or Other Action Site symbol visually relocated using ArcGIS, Bing satellite imagery, and documents from the file. 6/19/13; LAG. Laurel Gale
5/14/2014 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC met with Chevron and ARCADIS to discuss several Fairbanks area sites. Recent investigations suggest that the "western plume" may have a different source than the petroleum plume on this site or the other two adjacent sites, however it is unclear what that source may be. For the near future, Chevron plans on continuing monitoring at this site. Monitored natural attenuation may be proposed as the remedial action in the future. Robert Burgess
1/12/2016 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC reviewed the Annual 2015 Groundwater Monitoring Report covering this site and the adjacent site "Saupe Enterprises" (file number 102.38.006). Contaminant concentrations and groundwater flow are consistent with past events. Active remediation is on hold while remediation continues at an upgradient site. Robert Burgess
10/6/2016 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with RP and consultant on multiple Chevron sites to discuss current site status and upcoming site action. Shawn Tisdell

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
Benzene > Table C Groundwater
DRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
DRO > Table C Groundwater
Ethylbenzene > Table C Groundwater
GRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
GRO > Table C Groundwater
Toluene > Table C Groundwater

Control Type

Type Details
Other The groundwater should not be used for drinking water (or any other purpose) on the site and those properties down-gradient (West) from it until such time that groundwater cleanup levels are achieved. If there is a groundwater well on a property, the water must meet regulatory cleanup levels . If contaminated soil is excavated or groundwater is encountered and must be discharged, DEC should be notified prior to any transport or discharge from the property.

Requirements

Description Details
Groundwater Use Restrictions The groundwater should not be used for drinking water (or any other purpose) until such time that groundwater cleanup levels are achieved. If there is a groundwater well on your property, the water must meet regulatory cleanup levels . If the groundwater exceeds the cleanup levels (as determined by approved water sample analysis), it should either be treated to meet those levels or the well should be decommissioned in accordance with ADEC procedures. The installation of any new groundwater wells should be coordinated with ADEC.
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions If contaminated soil is excavated or groundwater is encountered and must be discharged, ADEC should be notified prior to any transport or discharge from the property. Information regarding how the excavated soil is to be stored and/or transported and how groundwater will be contained and/or discharged should be provided to ADEC prior to transport or discharge.
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. Information regarding how the excavated soil is to be stored and/or transported and how groundwater will be contained and/or discharged should be provided to ADEC prior to transport or discharge.

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