Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Analysis Asphalt Storage Area, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report is focused on an abandoned material storage area located on Elmendorf Air Force Base EAFB, Alaska. The site is located approximately 2000 feet from the east end of the eastwest runway and includes approximately 25 acres. The site was used for asphalt storage and preparation activities during the 1940s and 1950s. Approximately 4,500 drums of asphalt and 29 drums of unknown materials have been abandoned at the site. The drums are located in 32 areas throughout the 25-acre site. Following several decades of exposure to the elements, many of the drums have corroded and leaked to the ground surface. Several acres of soil are inundated with liquid asphalt that has leaked from the drums. Depths of the asphalt range from 6 to 10 inches in areas where surface anomalies have created depressions, and thus a collection point for the asphalt. A 14-x 18-x 4 foot wood frame pit used to support previous asphalt operations is located at the north end of the site. The pit contains approximately 2300 gallons of asphalt. There are also locations where the soil appears to be contaminated by petroleum products other than asphalt.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control