Porcupine River DEW Staging Camp

Contaminants
 

Asbestos, Petroleum Product

Size

5 acres

DEC Database

Location
 

~160 Mi. NE of Fort Yukon, ~1.5 Mi. W of the Canadian border, Arctic Village, AK 99722

Problem Severity

5

Current Use

Unknown

Redevelopment Plan

None

Past Work on Site

CLEAN UP COMPLETE

Abandoned fuel tankers, drums, two camp trailers (likely containing asbestos); fuels have leaked into the environment. Site consists of approximately five acres of open tundra that was used as a resupply camp for cat trains traveling to and from DEW Line stations in Canada. The site was abandoned around 1957. Last staff assigned was Halverson.

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