Ordnance - Downtown Area

Adak Island Ordnance - CERCLA - Downtown Area

The Navy has aggressively investigated and addressed ordnance issues in the Downtown Area. However, measures have been implemented to be protective of human health if ordnance is discovered in the future. The ordnance IC is to maintain the existing Munitions safety awareness program as described in Section 4.0 and implemented in Section 5.0. Ordnance sites located within the Downtown Area are listed in Table 6-1. The Munitions awareness training is recommended on an annual basis. Adak School has agreed to show the Munitions awareness DVD annually (especially to new students). A written training plan has been developed for use, which covers key topics to discuss, materials to have available, etc. All developed materials will be available at the aforementioned locations. These materials present information through the following means: DVDs (captioned and uncaptioned); written brochures; trail maps; laminated safety cards clipped with a carabineer for hiking in the field; child and adult-focused posters; children’s coloring book; logo-imprinted magnets (with the new Aleut design and 1-866-239-1219 number), coffee mugs, sports balls, and tri-color markers.

The Munitions awareness training is intended to familiarize on-island residents and visitors with the history of ordnance use, storage, handling and disposal on Adak Island; basic characteristics of ordnance items on Adak; and the procedures that should be followed if a suspected ordnance item is encountered. In addition to maintaining this program, legal instruments (such as Past After Action Reports, available in the information repositories) will also be used to inform future users of information related to past investigations and clearance activities for ordnance hazards.

The Navy has provided a copy of the OU B-1 ROD, the Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Substances Deed Notification, Land Transfer Parcels 1A and 1B, and the FOST to the BLM that is to be maintained as part of the permanent file of conveyance documentation. The Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Substance Deed Notification, Land Transfer Parcels 1A and 1B (U.S. Navy 2003b) contains a full legal description of the properties, while the FOST contains the associated ICs and a legal description of covenants. Reference to these documents, including a brief summary of their contents, and their availability in the BLM permanent conveyance file, has been included in the Interim Conveyance. This BLM permanent file of interim conveyance documents will be available to current and future owners of the real estate seeking information about past land uses, including the potential for MEC items. This measure will provide the current and future landowners with a source for information about ordnance and the type of remedial actions that have been taken. Otherwise, no site-specific ICs and no land use restrictions have been selected in a ROD for ordnance sites.

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Get Involved: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The next RAB meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at NOON Adak time in the Bob Reeve High School Conference Room on Adak and at 1 p.m. local time in the ADEC Conference Room at 555 Cordova St, Anchorage.