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Airfield Site - Former Generator for Airport


Diesel, Petroleum Product





Problem Severity


Current Use


Redevelopment Plan


DEC Database

Past Work on Site

The Tanacross Airfield Site comprises of 7,705 acres and is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Tok. The military occupied the site from May 1941 through October 1945. After the war ended, the facility was turned over to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Over the years several additional agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Army, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Alaska Fire Service (AFS), have used portions of the site and adjacnet land at varying times. During the demolition of building debris and concrete supports, approximately 170 cubic yards of DRO contaminated soil was identified within close proximityof the former generator supports and footers at the former airport beacon. The maximum depth of the contaminated soil is estimated to be approximately 10 feet bgs. Analytical results for DRO ranged from 1,120 mg/kg to 2,270 mg/kg. At this time, no groundwater investigation has been completed at the site. EPA IDs AK7141190085 and AKSFN1002144 --CERCLIS site.


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