Superfund Site Profile
The 6.2-acre Standard Steel and Metals Salvage Yard (USDOT) site is located in an industrial area of Anchorage, Alaska, near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Yakutat Street. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) acquired the land in the 1920s. USDOT leased the area to businesses that operated metal recycling and salvaging operations from 1955 until 1993. Recycling and salvage activities handled electrical transformers and batteries resulting in releases of hazardous substances from these activities and inappropriate burial or burning of transformer oil. Cleanup has finished. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2002. Operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.