Accession Number:

ADA210470

Title:

Installation Restoration Program Preliminary Assessment Gold King Creek Radio Relay Station, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICAL CENTER ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The Hazardous Materials Technical Center HMTC was retained in January 1988 to conduct the Installation Restoration Program IRP Preliminary Assessment of the Gold King Creek Radio Relay Station RRS, Alaska DoD policy is to identify and fully evaluate suspected problems associated with past hazardous material disposal sites on DoD facilities, control the migration of hazardous contamination from such facilities, and control hazards to health and welfare that may have resulted from these past operations. The major operations of the installation that used and disposed of HMHW included management of diesel fuel used to power the generators, management of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries used to store electricity, handling of electrical equipment possibly containing polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs, and use of asbestos as a construction material. Small quantities of hazardous materials were used at Gold King Creek RRS while the facility was in operation. The underground diesel tanks at the facility were drained and abandoned in place and the electrical equipment was removed from the site. No evidence of contamination was visible at the time of the site visit. However, asbestos may remain within the radio relay building, and information obtained through interviews and records resulted in the identification of one site at Gold King Creek RRS that is potentially contaminated with HMHW.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE