Bethel Brownfields Inventory Contaminated & Potential Contaminated Sites

These are sites have been declared contaminated and sites that are potential sites of contamination:

  • Ayaprun Elitnaurvik AKA “Old Kilbuck School”, Currently Open, Assessment Process
    1010 4th Ave
  • Hangar Lake Rd- Dumpsite
  • Hangar Lake Rd- Sewer Lagoon
  • BIA Headquarters,  Currently Open
    DEC approved the Final Work Plan, Remedial Investigation and Limited Removal at the Bethel Airport and Bethel BIA Headquarters, Bethel, Alaska as of April 1, 2015.
  • Steamboat Slough, Currently Open 
  • Bethel Airport (Former) AKA “Old Airport”, Currently Open, February 15, 1989
    Across River, SE from Bethel
    2,000- 55 gallon drums of liquid asphalt left 1942 by US Army, 156 have been identified and reported by ONC. . DEC Approved the Final Work Plan, Remedial Investigation and Limited Removal at the Bethel Airport as of April 1, 2015.
  • FAA Bethel Fight Station Tank Farm, Currently Open, June 6, 2000
    Building 300 and 302
    Petroleum Hydrocarbon, Leaking Storage Tanks.
  • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Power Plant AKA “BUC”, Currently Open, May 14, 1995
    1340 Kwethluk Lane
    Petroleum Hydrocarbon, Trichloroethylene, Groundwater contamination, Above Ground Storage Tanks, Lubrication Oil Tanks, Hydraulic Oil Stains. May 9, 2012 Action was taken to find contaminated soil and groundwater remains: The Waste Oil Storage Area has TPH at 2 feet bgs at concentrations of 574 ppm to 3,630 ppm, and EPH at 2 feet bgs at a concentration of 275 ppm, based on a composite soil sample. The Interior of the Quonset Hut has TPH at 2 feet bgs at 3,120 ppm, at 4 feet bgs at 3,970 ppm, and at 6 feet bgs at 8,470 ppm. The Bulk Fuel and Lube Oil Location has TPH at 2 feet bgs at 537 pm and at 8 feet bgs at 1,480 ppm. Contaminated groundwater was found in the Bulk Fuel and Lube Oil Location with Trichloroethylene being detected at 0.105 ppm in the groundwater.
  • Bethel Radio Relay Station, Currently Open, June 24, 1989
    5 Miles West of Bethel
    Petroleum contaminated soil and groundwater that is surrounded by wetlands. As of August 29,2014 ADEC reviewed 2014 final long-term monitoring work plan for site SS001 and submitted approval for the Air Force. Planned activities also include inspecting the landfill cap, perimeter exclusion fencing, and the installation of warning/no trespassing signs.
  • AKARNG Bethel OMS AKA “Old Armory”, Currently Open
    470 4th Ave, near Ayaprun Elitnaurvik “Old Kilbuck School”
    Petroleum contamination in soil. DRO, Diesel reported at 570 and 800 mg/Kg. As of August 8, 2015, Staff approved a remedial action plan this date. The document was titled Final Remedial Action Plan, and was prepared by Brice Environmental Services Corporation, dated September 2, 2015.
  • Bethel Power Products, Currently Open
    262 3rd Ave
    DEC Hazard ID# 23356
    File ID# 2407.26.003
  • Northstar Gas Company, Currently Open, August 21st, 1993
    1170 Bridge Street
    Removal of 2- 2,300 gallon Underground Storage Tanks associated with underground piping (Leaking Gasoline). Gasoline, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes were identified on property. Evacuation of contaminated soil was not performed due to the property line.
  • Crowley Tank Farm, Currently Open, August 8, 2013
    380 Standard Oil Road
    Approximately 2,100 gallons of Diesel fuel were discharged from tank #18 at Crowley South Tank Farm. As of August 17, 2015 Report or Workplan Review was conducted. All other soil and ground water results from the soil boring and monitoring wells were below applicable ADEC cleanup levels.
  • DHSS Bethel Youth Facility UST #1, Currently Open, June 16, 2015
    950 State HWY
    2,000 Gallon Diesel Spill, Gasoline, Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toulene, and 2-methylnaphthalene were above ADEC cleanup levels. Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Petroleum Confirmed.