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Site Report: Mentasta Traditional Council Building

Site Name: Mentasta Traditional Council Building
Address: 6 Mile Mentasta Lake Road; NE of Intersection with Second Street, Mentasta Lake, AK 99780
File Number: 210.38.008
Hazard ID: 26414
Status: Active
Staff: Michael Hooper, 9074515174
Latitude: 62.930265
Longitude: -143.797735
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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.


In the spring of 2012 DEC received a report of multiple releases of arctic grade diesel (#1) fuel at the Mentasta Traditional Council building in Mentasta Lake. The initial report indicated there had been releases on both the east and west sides of the building. The east side of the building was the location of a release during the winter of 2011/2012 from an aboveground storage tank (AST) while it was being used to fuel heavy equipment. The AST on the east side of the building has since been removed from the site. The west side of the building is the location of a heating oil AST. Soil staining was visible, but details about release(s) from the heating oil AST were not available. Field screening indicated surface soil was impacted. Analytical data were not available.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
5/15/2015 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Potentially Responsible Party / State Interest Letter sent to Mentasta Traditional Council by PERP staff Paul Lhotka. Mitzi Read
6/23/2015 Spill Transferred from Prevention Preparedness and Response Program Spill transferred by PERP staff Paul Lhotka. Spill no. 12309911903; spill date = 4/28/12; substance = diesel; quantity = unknown; description: spills from two aboveground storage tanks on east and west sides of building, one (east) while fueling heavy equipment, and one (west) from the heating oil tank for the Mentasta Traditional Council building; PERP file no. 210.02.016. Mitzi Read
6/30/2015 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Mitzi Read
7/1/2015 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 79786 name: Two #1 Diesel ASTs Mitzi Read
11/3/2015 Update or Other Action Sent letter informing of need for consultant and cleanup plan. Willett Boger
4/13/2017 Update or Other Action Sent reminder letter with guidance on cleanup process. Michael Hooper
6/28/2018 Update or Other Action Sent letter requesting further characterization and site updates with a August 31, 2018 deadline. Michael Hooper
7/19/2018 Update or Other Action Spoke with RP on the phone, they are going to contact EPA's IGAP program regarding funding. Michael Hooper

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