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Site Report: Port Moller AFS Radio Relay Site


Site Name: Port Moller AFS Radio Relay Site
Address: NE of Herendeen Bay, Port Heiden, AK 99549
File Number: 2639.38.001
Hazard ID: 70
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: John Halverson, 9072697545 john.halverson@alaska.gov
Latitude: 55.988600
Longitude: -160.576990
Horizontal Datum:

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

This site has 2 underground fuel storage tanks (20,000 gallon) near the composite building, a POL (petroleum oil and lubricant) line which once connected the composite building fuel facilities to two 51,000 barrel above ground tanks near the beach, antennas associated with the WACS, landfills and miscellaneous debris. RCRA EPA ID#AK0210890091 Hazardous waste activity: generator 1. CERCLA AK9570028705; Site located about 100 miles NE of Cold Bay, on the north side of Alaska Peninsula. The site is owned by the federal government and is under Air Force control and management. The Air Force would like to excess the property. The Corps of Engineers conducted the site investigation and cleanup under the FUDS Program, although the site is not truly a formerly used defense site because it is still under DOD's jurisdiction. Last staff assigned was Halverson.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
11/30/1978 Update or Other Action Port Moller radio relay site was constructed in the late 1950s on 370.73 ac. It initially functioned until 1969 as a co-related DEW line and White Alice facility then it was converted to a radio relay site. Site became obsolete and was abandoned in November 1978. John Halverson
5/7/1981 Site Added to Database Petroleum is the primary contaminant of concern. John Halverson
1/1/1990 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RA - Remedial Action). RA action added by Shannon and Wilson on 3/13/97, based on FUD Site Summary dated 2/21/96. Summary shows the RA completed 01/01/90. RA is for fuel and water tanks and pipeline removal. S&W-Miner
7/20/1993 Site Characterization Report Approved Corps and Air Force submitted the final site investigation report for Port Moller. John Halverson
9/30/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RD - Remedial Design). RD action added by Shannon and Wilson on 3/13/97, based on FUD Site Summary dated 2/21/96. Summary shows the RD completed 9/30/93. E&E reviewed design. S&W-Miner
11/30/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RD - Remedial Design). RD action added by Shannon and Wilson on 3/13/97, based on FUD Site Summary dated 2/21/96. Summary shows the RD completed 11/30/93. RD is for POL contaminated soils. Designs were reviewed by E&E. S&W-Miner
6/8/1994 Cleanup Plan Approved Corps of Engineers submitted the final workplan documents for fuel tank removals, building demolition and debris cleanup and landfilling on site, contaminated soil cleanup and thermal treatment. John Halverson
4/13/1995 Cleanup Level(s) Approved ADEC and the Corps of Engineers met and agreed upon remedial action goals and cleanup levels for the project. John Halverson
6/15/1995 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. Action code added because it wasn't when site was originally ranked. John Halverson
8/31/1995 Update or Other Action Cleanup was conducted during the late spring and summer of 1995. The major task was the excavation of approximately 9500 cubic yards of contaminated soil. The soil was treated on-site by means of Low Temperature Thermal Desorption. All of the areas disturbed by demolition and excavation activities were backfilled, contoured, and seeded. The landfill constructed the previous year was also closed in accordance with the permit, contoured and seeded. No hazardous wastes were henerated or shipped off site as a result of this remedial action. John Halverson
1/15/1996 Update or Other Action Corps of Engineers submitted the final report for site cleanu p at Port Moller. Residual petroleum contamination exists in the former outfall trench, but cleanup was conducted as planned and agreed upon whereby soil was removed to predetermined limits to minimize adverse impacts to sensitive tundra. Site closure will include documenting the location of all landfills and residual soil contamination in land records as an institutional control. John Halverson
2/21/1996 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RA - Remedial Action). RA action added by Shannon and Wilson on 3/13/97, based on FUD Site Summary dated 2/21/96. Summary shows the RA completed 9/30/94. RA is for structures and debris removal. S&W-Miner
4/5/1999 Conditional Closure Approved Site closure decision document has been signed by the Air Force, Corps of Engineers and ADEC. Air Force agreed to establish institutional controls, with ADEC review and concurrence, by September 30, 1999. John Halverson
8/17/2001 Institutional Control Record Established The Air Force provided DEC with a copy of the information recorded at the DNR recorders office documenting the environmental cleanup work done at Port Moller, the location of remaining landfills and the residual contaminated soil from the outfall line. John Halverson
2/1/2005 Update or Other Action File number issued 2639.38.001 John Bauer

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO > Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
Asbestos Other Soil

Control Type

Type Details
Notice of Environmental Contamination (Deed Notice) The Corps of Engineers recorded a copy of the cleanup/closure decision document in the State land records. The notice describes areas of residual petroleum contamination and the location of on-site landfills.

Requirements

Description Details
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions Contaminated soil that may be excavated in the future must be managed in accordance with regulations applicable at that time; DEC notice and approval required prior to moving contaminated soil offsite. None
Maintenance / Inspection Of Engineering Controls Soil and vegetation covers over the landfills need to be maintained. None.

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