Contaminated Sites Program

The Native Village of Eklutna (NVE) Tribal Council and US Environmental Protection Agency support the NVE Land and Environment Department to advocate for cleanup of lands near our community.
Of particular interest are contaminated sites and Brownfields near Eklutna Village, especially those that may affect Eklutna lands and people. The NVE Land and Environment Department will track these sites and, where useful, help with and coordinate timely assessment and cleanup efforts.

What is a Brownfield?
What is a Brownfield? Brownfields are generally contaminated sites which could be targeted for cleanup and reuse or redevelopment. According to the EPA, a ‘brownfields site’ is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Another Brownfields site qualification is that there is no solvent responsible party.

Examples of potential Brownfields:

  • Old or illegal dumps
  • Petroleum spills
  • Abandoned or idle structures with lead paint, asbestos or other hazardous materials
  • Old fuel storage areas
  • Mine scarred lands

Brownfields Redevelopment Process

  • Site identification and prioritization
  • Site investigation
  • Site clean-up and reuse

Contacts

If you have any concerns about contaminated sites near Eklutna, know of any sites not shown on the maps below, have ideas about how any sites should be reused after cleanup, or would like more information, contact Marc or Angeleen at the NVE Land and Environment Department:

NVE Brownfields Program Manager: Marc Lamoreaux (nve.ledirector@eklutna-nsn.gov)
NVE Brownfields Program Coordinator: Angeleen Waskey (nve.lecoordinator@eklutna-nsn.gov)

Contaminated Sites near Eklutna (Library)

Following are links to information on contaminated and potential Brownfield sites near Eklutna, of concern to NVE.

NVE Prioritized Contaminated Sites (138.3 KiB)

– NVE Tribal Council prioritized this annotated list of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites near Eklutna.

Contaminated Sites Of NVE Concern- Expanded List (405.2 KiB)

–An expanded list of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites near Eklutna which NVE land and Environment Department will track, with more information.

Eklutna Army Site NVE NALEMP Cleanup Pictures (2.6 MiB)

– A brief summary and some pictures showing NVE’s cleanup of the Eklutna Army Site with support from the Department of Defense Native American Lands and Environmental Mitigation Program.

Eklutna Army Site NVE SPIP 2015 (3.7 MiB)

– This report summarizes 10 years of NVE mitigation activities at the Eklutna Army Site and presents plans to address other ongoing environmental concerns that affect our community.

Maps Of Sites Near Eklutna (600.2 KiB)

– These maps locate ADEC listed contaminated sites with names and ADEC Hazard IDs for open sites, and other potentially contaminated sites of concern to NVE.

→ Interactive Map of Contaminated Sites in Region
-Interactive map with ADEC Contaminated Sites Program Database open contaminated sites and some additional sites of concern to NVE in region, with links to more information


Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Contaminated Sites and Brownfields web page links

https://dec.alaska.gov/spar/csp/db_search.htm
– ADEC Contaminated Sites Program Database, including a map of Alaska contaminated sites that allows one to access database records by clicking on a site

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfields website
– ADEC Contaminated Sites Program Reuse and Redevelopment webpage, with a wealth of information on Alaska Brownfields.


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