List of Superfund sites in Alaska

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Map of superfund sites in Alaska

This is a list of Superfund sites in Alaska designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of March 26, 2010, there were six Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Alaska.[2] No additional sites are currently proposed for entry on the list.[2] Three sites have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name Borough or Census Area Reason Proposed[3] Listed[4] Construction
completed[5]
Partially
deleted[6]
Deleted[7]
AK4170024323 Adak Naval Air Station Aleutians West Groundwater, sediments, surface water, and soil in several locations on the island are contaminated with petroleum-related constituents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, chlorinated solvents, ordnance, explosives, and unexploded ordnance. Groundwater contaminated with petroleum and organic chemicals.[8][9] 10/14/1992 05/31/1994
AK8570028649 Elmendorf Air Force Base Anchorage Soil and shallow groundwater beneath the various landfills, fuel storage facilities, training areas, and maintenance hangars located on base have been contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and other fuel contaminants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, asphalt and associated chemicals, and heavy metals including lead.[10][11] 07/14/1989 08/30/1990
AK6214522157 Fort Richardson (USARMY) Anchorage Sediment and surface water contaminated with white phosphorus. Soil at the Roosevelt Road Transmitter Site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), heavy metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Soil and groundwater at the Poleline Road Disposal Area is contaminated with VOCs.[12][13] 06/23/1993 05/31/1994
09/28/2006
AKD980978787 Standard Steel & Metals Salvage Yard (USDOT) Anchorage Soil contaminated with lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, dioxins, and furan.[14][15] 07/14/1989 08/30/1990
09/16/1999
09/30/2002
AKD004904215 Alaska Battery Enterprises Fairbanks North Star Soil contaminated with lead that had been released from the battery yard.[16][17] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
03/02/1993
07/26/1996
AKD980988158 Arctic Surplus Fairbanks North Star On-site groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE). On-site soil contaminated with industrial solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and lead.[18][19] 10/26/1989 08/30/1990
04/18/2005
09/25/2006
AK1570028646 Eielson Air Force Base Fairbanks North Star Groundwater contains lead and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, xylene, and toluene (BTEX compounds). Several areas of subsurface petroleum-contaminated soil and floating petroleum product are the sources of continuing groundwater contamination.[20][21] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
09/30/1998
AK6210022426 Fort Wainwright Fairbanks North Star Groundwater and soil contaminated with solvents, petroleum products, pesticides, fuel additives, lead and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Sediments contain PAHs and low level pesticides.[22][23] 07/14/1989 08/30/1990
09/27/2002
AK0001897602 Salt Chuck Mine Outer Ketchikan Water and sediments in Kasaan Bay and Lake Ellen Creek contaminated with heavy metals from mine tailings.[24][25] 09/23/2009 03/04/2010

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Adak Naval Air Station Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Adak Naval Air Station Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Elmendorf Air Force Base Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Elmendorf Air Force Base Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Fort Richardson Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Fort Richardson Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Standard Steel & Metals Salvage Yard Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Standard Steel & Metals Salvage Yard Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Alaska Battery Enterprises Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Alaska Battery Enterprises Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Arctic Surplus Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Arctic Surplus Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Eielson Air Force Base Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Eielson Air Force Base Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Fort Wainwright Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Fort Wainwright Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Salt Chuck Mine Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Salt Chuck Mine Superfund site description". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 

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