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Alaska NPL Sites

Eco-USA: NPL: Alaska

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Adak Naval Air Station

Location: Adak, Aleutian Islands

Narrative: Military operations dating from the Second World War resulted in a variety of releases.

Contaminants: Chlorinated solvents · Explosives · Metals · PCBs · Petroleum hydrocarbons

Eielson Air Force Base

Location: Fairbanks

Narrative: This vast facility contains closed and active unlined landfills, trenches used to bury waste sludge, and other disposal and spill areas. These activities resulted in contaminated soil and groundwater.

Contaminants: Benzene · Lead · Toluene · Trichloroethene · Xylenes

Elmendorf Air Force Base

Location: Anchorage

Narrative: Investigations have focused on 33 different areas, including maintenance areas, underground storage tanks, and landfills.

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · Lead · PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides · Petroleum hydrocarbons · VOCs

Fort Richardson (US Army)

Location: Anchorage

Narrative: Investigations and remedial activities at the base focus on five "operable units" or work areas, each with sub-units. These include disposal areas, maintenance areas, and impact areas.

Contaminants: Chlorinated solvents · Heavy Metals · PCBs · VOCs · White phosphorous

Fort Wainwright

Location: Fairbanks

Narrative: There are several areas of concern at the base.

Contaminants: Lead · PAHs · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Pesticides · Solvents

Salt Chuck Mine

Location: Prince of Wales Island

Narrative: A former gold, silver, copper, and palladium mine.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Copper · Mercury · Silver

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Alaska Battery Enterprises

Location: Fairbanks

Narrative: Battery recycling facility that dumped battery acid on the ground, and buried used battery casings.

Contaminants: Lead

Deleted: 1996

Arctic Surplus

Location: Fairbanks

Narrative: A salvage operation; operations included recovering metals from transformers and batteries.

Contaminants: Lead · PCBs · Trichloroethene

Deleted: 2006

Standard Steel & Metals Salvage Yard (USDOT)

Location: Anchorage

Narrative: Recycled and salvaged electrical transformers and batteries, and burned transformer oil, resulting in contamination.

Contaminants: Lead · PCBs

Deleted: 2002