EPA ID# AKD980978787
EPA Region 10
Municipality of Anchorage

1st Congressional District

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Last Update: April, 2010

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Site Background:

The site is located just north of downtown Anchorage in an industrialized area. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, acquired the land in the 1920s. FRA owned and leased the property till 1985, when it was transferred to the Alaska Railroad Corporation. Since 1972, the land has been leased to several different recyclers whose activities included reclamation of copper from electrical transformers contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), salvaging of assorted batteries, and processing of various types of equipment and drums from nearby military bases. In 1982, the land was leased to Standard Steel & Metals. The site contained transformers, bulk tanks, an incinerator, a metal crusher, drums and other containers, and additional items associated with salvage operations. On-site soils contained PCBs, solvents, lead, dioxins, and furan. Groundwater beneath the site is not significantly contaminated. The site is adjacent to Ship Creek, a salmon migratory stream used for sport fishing.

Site Responsibility: This site has been addressed through federal and potentially responsible parties' action.

NPL Listing HistoryDates
Proposed Date:07/14/1989
Removed Date:
Withdrawal Date:
Final Date:08/30/1990
Deleted Date:09/30/2002

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Media Affected: Soil
Soil is contaminated primarily with lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

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Cleanup Progress: The remedy, solidification and on-site containment of PCB and lead contaminated soil, was completed in June 1999. Monitoring of the containment cell, long-term maintenance, and institutional controls are part of the remedy. Monitoring results to date indicate no violations. The containment cell is functioning as designed. A periodic review was completed in April of 2003 that found the remedy is protective of human health and the environment.

The second Five Year Review was completed in April 2008, it determined the remedy and site are protective.

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PHONE NUMBER:206-553-1478
Information pertaining to this site is housed at the following location(s):
Alaska Resources Library (Administrative Records)
3150 C Street, Suite 100
Magnum Electronics Building
Anchorage, AK 99513