Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Hoover's Chevron/Corner Station


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Status: Active Database Name: Chevron - Hoovers
Location: 444 4th Avenue, Skagway, AK Latitude/Longitude: See database entry
DEC Contaminated Sites Contact: Bruce Wanstall, Project Manager– 907-465-5210
4th avenue looking north.



The Hoover’s Chevron site is located at 444 4th Avenue, at the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street, Skagway, Alaska. The property was sold to its current owner in January 1998 and is no longer an operating gas station. The buildings are currently being used for a restaurant. An underground storage tank (UST) system was installed in the early 1980’s consisting of two 3,000-gallon gasoline tanks and two 1,000-gallon diesel tanks. The site operated as a retail gasoline service station utilizing these tanks until May 1993. In May 1993, the four USTs, three dispensers and associated underground piping were excavated and removed. A new, tri-compartment, double-wall fiberglass, 18,000 gallon gasoline tank with total containment was installed. Approximately 24-cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soils were excavated and transported to the Skagway Landfill. The soil was incorporated into material used to cap the City of Skagway Landfill. Confirmation samples tak! en during the excavation and tank removal activities showed that petroleum contaminated soil remained on-site. Additional release investigation and/or site assessment has not been performed.


Public Health and Environmental Concerns


The contaminants of concern (COCs) are primarily petroleum; diesel, gasoline and gasoline components (BTEX). Petroleum contaminated soil is remains on-site. Impacts to the groundwater, if any, have not been determined. This site is located downgradient from the municipal drinking water wells.


Main st. looking east.

Current Status


The current status of the site is unknown. A release investigation/site assessment is required to determine the extent of petroleum contaminated soil remaining on-site and identify any impacts to groundwater. Although the facility may be eligible to receive grants through the State of Alaska Financial Assistance Program to fund cleanup activities, none have been issued to date.