FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK
Superfund Site Profile
The 900,000-acre Fort Wainwright is located on the eastern boundary of Fairbanks, Alaska. The federal government established the fort in 1938 to use for training soldiers and testing equipment in arctic conditions. Industrial mission support operations include maintenance of aircraft and vehicles, landfill activities and power generation. Fort Wainwright includes several areas, including a main post area of 4,473 acres (located partly within the city limits); 8,825 acres of ranges and over 898,000 acres of military maneuver areas. Past operations contaminated ground water, soil and sediments.
About 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. These residents get drinking water from ...
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