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Site Report: Icy Bay East Log Camp

Site Name: Icy Bay East Log Camp
Address: 36 Mi. E of Cape Yakataga, Riou Bay / Moraine Island, Cape Yakataga, AK 99574
File Number: 1530.38.004
Hazard ID: 3711
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 59.925715
Longitude: -141.385695
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.


Soil contamination has occurred as a result of numerous spills and leaks over the past 8 years. Diesel and crankcase oils and hydraulic fluid surface stains observed near equipment repair area and housing facility day tanks. Extent of soil contamination estimated at less than 100 cubic yards. Note: Logging Contractor working onsite is Ben Thomas Logging Accepted into VCP May 2001. Last staff assigned Janes.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
5/30/2001 Site Added to Database Diesel, crankcase oils, and hydraulic fluid contamination. Bruce Wanstall
5/30/2001 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Preliminary ranking. Bruce Wanstall
5/30/2001 Voluntary Cleanup Program Accepted into VCP. Letter sent to RP and Landowner. Bruce Wanstall
1/3/2002 Update or Other Action Remedial Action Report for Site Closure received from GeoEngineers this date. Bill Janes
3/18/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Call with Mike Hoyt of Chugach Native. Concerned and want to be involved with Ben Thomas soil stockpile cleanup decision. Told them I would definitely consult them with final cleanup solution for stockpile. Mike Jaynes
3/21/2002 Update or Other Action Phoned Kevin Ewing of Ewing Contractors and left message to call me back with info about ion exchange chemical Tom Thomas would like to use for bioremediation. Mike Jaynes
4/4/2002 Update or Other Action Received fax from Citifor with new proposal to use Enzymetech to perform bioremediation onsite. Ewing Contractors out of the picture. Mike Jaynes
4/4/2002 Update or Other Action Phoned Mike Hoyt of Chugach native to discuss latest Enzymetech proposal and my concerns. He was concerned about line. Would like to ensure covered cells were used between tilling soils, soil testing regime correct and a time limit for treatment, a deadline of August first. I may try and set up a phone teleconference next week. Mike Jaynes
4/8/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Phone call from Chuck Dobson at Citifor. Spoke with him about my concerns about Ben Thomas Log. Would like Tom Thomas to contact me directly and submit formal proposal. Tom Thomas to do no work directly. Mike Jaynes
4/24/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Spoke directly with Tom Thomas and Chuck Dobson. Stated that site needs to be finished this season according to Department standards. Thomas proposed biocell and I recommended that biocells may not work in Icy Bay area. Thomas proposed he would have a plan to me by May 1st for my review. Mike Jaynes
4/30/2002 Update or Other Action Tom Thomas interested in using EnzymeTech at this point. Communicated with Chuck Dobson at Citifor and told him Thomas will be moving on site soon. Mike Jaynes
3/21/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Teleconference update with Chuck Dobson - Plans for Enzyme Tech out of Portland to do the work are on track for mid-May. Bill Janes
5/21/2003 Update or Other Action Voice mail from Chuck Dobson. Enzyme Tech has shipped supplies and will be working for 3 - 4 weeks starting in early June. Bill Janes
6/12/2003 Update or Other Action Per email from Chuck D. - the retreatment of the soil cell took place on 6/10 as scheduled. The water that accumulated in the sump during the winter/spring was pumped onto the soil during the treatment. Plan on tilling the soil for about 4 weeks before testing for results. Bill Janes
7/28/2003 Update or Other Action Confirmation sampling and evaluation for closure report received from DMC Tech. Enzyme Tech no longer on project. Saved on G drive site file. Bill Janes
8/5/2003 Update or Other Action Went over report with Dan McNair from DMC Tech. Email approval to CitiFor to dismantle treatment cell and backfill any open excavations. Approximately 1,500 cubic yards. Written closure or NFRAP determination to follow. Bill Janes
1/30/2004 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Quantity, access, population and surface water environments values updated. Bill Janes
2/2/2004 Site Closure Approved Closure letter on file at G:\SPAR\Spar-Contaminated Sites\38 Case Files (Contaminated Sites)\1530 Yakutat\1530.38.004 Icy Bay East Log Camp\Site Closure.doc. Bill Janes
2/4/2004 GIS Position Updated Updated Lat/Long values. Cliff Walden
8/9/2005 GIS Position Updated Reviewed site location for BF designation. Required slight shift of approx. 1 km to the north. Update metadata accordingly. Placed location on center of Moraine Island. Torsten Ernst

Contaminant Information

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Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.

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