Skip to content
Back to Top

Site Report: Vicki Lane Buried Drums

Site Name: Vicki Lane Buried Drums
Address: 1105 Vicki Lane, North Pole, AK 99705
File Number: 100.38.127
Hazard ID: 3076
Status: Active
Staff: Jim Fish, 9074512117
Latitude: 64.818000
Longitude: -147.538700
Horizontal Datum:NAD83

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.


Winnie Miller, previous landowner, discovered and reported crushed buried drums on property. ADEC site assessment revealed an open injection well in shop building. ADEC confirmed petroleum discharge to soil at drum area, at injection well, and at former above ground storage tank (AST) area. Lead soil contamination also confirmed at former AST location. On-site groundwater contamination confirmed. Nearby residential wells were sampled with non-detection. On-site groundwater has benzene, styrene, and 1,2-Dichloroethane contamination above cleanup levels. Diesel range organics (DRO) ranged 10.6 to 17,200 parts per million (ppm) and residual range organics (RRO) ranged 53.9 to 8070 ppm at buried drum location. Injection well soil has DRO at 3,840 ppm and RRO at 5,580 ppm. Former AST location has DRO at 8,980 and 9,280 ppm and lead at 1,070 ppm.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
8/29/1998 Update or Other Action Referal to Environmental Crimes Unit Complaint 98-336-30. Douglas Bauer
9/8/1998 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Limited site assessment to document releases to soil and groundwater, test nearby residential drinking water wells, and to determine extent of buried drums and contents. Douglas Bauer
9/21/1998 Update or Other Action Sampling results sent to participants. Douglas Bauer
9/28/1998 Site Ranked Using the AHRM By staff. Douglas Bauer
3/15/1999 Update or Other Action Results of limited site assessment published in EMCONs report titled: "Site Characterizarion Report, 1101 Vicki Lane, North Pole, Alaska." Douglas Bauer
5/6/1999 Update or Other Action Fact sheet describing limited site assessment results distributed to interested parties. Douglas Bauer
5/31/1999 Update or Other Action Results of limited site assessment sent to EPA Region 10, Groundwater Protection Unit for on site Class V well. Douglas Bauer
7/14/1999 Update or Other Action Completion of site characterization tasks and costs forwarded to ADEC management for inclusion in FY2000 budget. Douglas Bauer
9/24/1999 Site Added to Database ADEC confirmed petroleum discharge to soil. Added by staff. Douglas Bauer
1/26/2000 Update or Other Action Telephone conversation with Winnie Petersen (formerly Miller). Informed her that state-led funding request submitted and amount of legislative funding won't be available until May 2000. Her property will be competing with other properties. Douglas Bauer
8/7/2000 Update or Other Action Telephone conversation with Winnie Petersen. The shop building on the property was sold. She may contact her former husband and negotiate cleanup. Douglas Bauer
7/10/2002 GIS Position Updated Changed the Latitude, Longitude, Method Accuracy, Accuracy and Unit fields. Heather Goldman
3/2/2004 Update or Other Action Spoke with Fairbainks North Star Borough Lands Manager Lorinda WIlkes. FNSB has forclosed on property and will be applying for Brownfield Targeted Assessment grant to further delineate extent of soil and GW contamination for Prospective Purchasers. Mike Jaynes
4/13/2004 GIS Position Updated Improved Lat/Long using quickbird imagery. Torsten Ernst
9/1/2004 Update or Other Action John M. Workman purchased property through tax foreclosure sale. Douglas Bauer
12/8/2004 Update or Other Action Problem statement and comment section updated. Douglas Bauer
3/13/2006 GIS Position Updated Updated lattitude/longitude using Topozone Pro. Mitzi Read
3/27/2008 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed. Tamara Cardona-Marek
4/1/2008 Update or Other Action Letter sent to current (new) owner (Mr. Workman) requesting further environmental assessment. Tamara Cardona-Marek
9/5/2008 Update or Other Action ADEC received a letter from the current landowner, Mr. Workman, in which he suggests he is unable to perform additional site assessment or investigation. Tamara Cardona-Marek
11/7/2009 Update or Other Action Project manager changed from Tamara Cardona-Marek to Jim Fish. Janice Wiegers
12/8/2010 Update or Other Action Repsonded to Region 10 EPA inquiry to Vicki Lane property status and injection well & drinking water well close-outs (not in ADEC records). Jim Fish
12/11/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC Solid Waste and Contaminated Sites staff met with the IGAP coordinator for Arctic Village and other village representatives to discuss the ongoing efforts to close out the old landfill using landfarmed soil from the school cleanup. Janice Wiegers
1/9/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter PRP/Information Request letters sent to PRPs Jim Fish
2/17/2015 Update or Other Action Received call from one PRP (W. Petersen) who is working with DOL to document financial inability to pay. State Interest Letter returned from current landowner; other PRP (E. Voytilla) has not responded. Jim Fish
4/3/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference with DOL and RFA staff concerning cost recovery and needs for further site assessment and possibility of State Lead action with CIP funding Jim Fish
4/6/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Additional PRP letters sent to PRPs (workman, Voytilla) with additional addresses supplied by DOL. Jim Fish
4/14/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference with DEC managers concerning eligibility for State Lead action, and requesting FOIA from UASCOE on Juniper Creek cleanup of 1984/5, and additional PRPs (FUDS, Walsky). Jim Fish
4/17/2015 Update or Other Action FOIA Request for Juniper Creek project sent to USACOE Jim Fish
4/28/2015 Update or Other Action Received PRP Letter response from Mr. Workman (current property owner), implying financial inability to conduct any site work. (Cannot work) Jim Fish
5/4/2015 Update or Other Action FOIA Fee waiver request sent to USACOE Jim Fish
11/2/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter PRP and requested actions letter to USACOE FUDS Program Jim Fish

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments

Control Type

Type Details


Description Details

Missing Location Data

Because the GIS location data for this site has not been entered, we cannot direct you to its position on the map. Click "Continue" to proceed to the Contaminated Sites Web Map or "Close" to return to the site report.
Continue     Close