Superfund Site Profile
The 56,000-acre Fort Richardson (USARMY) site is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Past site activities and waste management practices at the site included discharging used oils, solvents and fuel spills to the floor drains, which ultimately discharged to subsurface soils; mixing spent solvents with contaminated fuel and waste oil; burning waste oil, solvent and contaminated fuel at fire burn pits for fire training practice; burying munitions and hazardous chemicals; and storing waste oil in underground storage tanks. These activities contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals. Remedy construction is complete at some site areas. The Army is currently performing investigations at remaining site areas to assess the nature and extent of contamination and identify appropriate cleanup options.