Skagway State Street Mystery
|Summary Date: March 2004||View detailed information from database on this site.|
|Status: Open||Database Name: Skagway State Street Mystery|
|Location: 20th & State Streets,
|Latitude/ Longitude: see database entry|
| DEC Contaminated Sites Contact: Bill Janes, Project Manager - 907-465-5208
In November 1998, free product was found floating on the suface of the groundwater at the southeast corner next to the fire hydrant. Approximately 100 gallons of free product was recovered at that time. Limited investigations were conducted in 1998, 1999, and 2000 on the Moe property, State Street, and 20th Avenue. In 2002, DEC installed 4 monitoring wells to check for downgradient migration and calculate the direction of groundwater flow. Groundwater was determined to be flowing to the southeast. In 2003, DEC advanced 13 borings for soil and groundwater samples to try and determine extent of contamination. Contamination was found to be present at the upgradient edge of the Moe property. Free product recovery was attempted but was unsuccessful.
Public Health and Environmental Concerns
The October 2003 site characterization determined that there is diesel-range organics contamination in the soil, groundwater and stream sediments. There is also polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination in the soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water.
There is an estimated 5900 cubic yards of contaminated soil remaining in place which is providing a continuing source for groundwater, sediment, and surface water contamination. The two stockpiles of contaminated soil (approx. 2100 cubic yards) will need to be treated and/or disposed of properly. DEC will be negotiating with the PRPs starting in spring 2004 to determine which entity will conduct the cleanup actions.
Final Report 2004 (PDF 17M)