Since PFAS was first discovered at state-managed airports, DEC, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Department of Administration (DOA) have been working together to respond to the contamination, including providing alternative drinking water and information to the affected communities, and to investigate the sources and extent of the contamination. The agencies are currently involved in response actions in Fairbanks, Gustavus, Dillingham, King Salmon, Moose Creek, North Pole, and Yakutat.
DOT&PF Webpage Links
- PFAS Home Page
- Fairbanks Airport Training Areas Contamination
- Gustavus Airport Training Areas Contamination
- Dillingham Airport Firefighting Foam Contamination
- King Salmon Airport Firefighting Foam Contamination
PFAS Contaminated Sites and Impacted Drinking Water
An inventory of all sites where PFAS contamination has been identified in soil and water can be found here: PFAS sites in Alaska (XLS).
This list will be updated monthly, or as new sites are added. Information about these sites, including environmental documents that are available, may be accessed through the Contaminated Sites Database by entering the site's Hazard ID, shown on the MS Excel spreadsheet.
The communities where PFAS-impacted drinking water has been identified are:
- Moose Creek-Eielson AFB
- Fairbanks - Airport and Municipal Fire Training Area
- North Pole - North Pole Refinery
- Utqiagvik - Airport
- Gustavus - Airport
- Dillingham - Airport
- King Salmon - Airport
- Shemya - USAF Eareckson Air Station
- Yakutat- Airport