Ship Creek Environmental Investigation
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (EPA) have signed an Administrative Order on Consent effective June 29, 2004, and amended May 25, 2006, to implement an environmental remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS) at the Anchorage Terminal Reserve in Anchorage, Alaska (Site). The 600-acre Site is located just north of downtown Anchorage. Ship Creek flows through the Site and empties into the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet.
ARRC completed the Risk Investigation (RI) phase of the work in May 2008. The Feasibility Study (FS) was submitted to EPA in Spring 2011 and was approved by EPA on June 15, 2011. The process now moves to EPA’s consideration of any required remedial actions. To promote meaningful public participation, ARRC has awarded a Technical Assistance Grant to the Anchorage Waterways Council. The funding (up to $50,000) will be used by the Council to hire a technical advisor to help review and comment on site documents. Funds will also help the group communicate about the site investigation and any cleanup options.
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Remedial Investigation & Feasibility Study: 2006 Update (76K)
Map of Anchorage Terminal Reserve (311K)
Map of Sampling Locations (730K)
Technical Assistance Grant Agreement (537K)
EPA Anchorage Terminal Reserve Web Site (External Link)