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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


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