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Former Logging Camps

former logging camps

Farallon conducted site characterizations and cleanup actions at multiple former logging sites in remote southeast Alaska settings, many within shoreline, wetland, and sensitive habitat areas. Intermittent use of the sites from the 1960s to the 1990s resulted in environmental impacts related to fueling, maintenance, and waste disposal practices.

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Contaminants typically included petroleum products, and lead from waste and battery disposal methods. Negotiations among the governmental agencies involved were complicated by the fact that all of the sites were located on property administered by the U.S. Forest Service, yet cleanup actions typically were conducted in accordance with State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) cleanup regulations. The high cost of mobilization to the sites necessitated thorough and efficient characterization and cleanup strategies. Farallon successfully negotiated alternative cleanup levels for petroleum and lead in soil at each site to minimize remediation costs. The projects were conducted on an accelerated schedule, driven by a short field season and the client’s aggressive internal timetable. The client has received nine letters from ADEC recommending No Further Action determinations for completed sites.

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