The NARL facility at Barrow, Alaska has been occupied since 1944 by various federal agencies including the United States Geological Survey (USGS), US Navy and US Air Force (USAF). NARL covers an area of 185 acres located on Point Barrow bordering the Chukchi Sea, and is subject to coastal erosion and flooding concerns. The facility incorporates buildings, roads, runways, aprons, pipelines and other infrastructure dating back to the 1940s. Historical releases of fuel and other contaminants to soil and water are documented and have been the subject of numerous characterization studies and remediation projects.
UMIAQ Environmental has carried out several CERCLA remediation actions at NARL on behalf of the landowner. These actions included:
The characterization of soil contaminated from releases of oils and lubricants at Bldg. 140.
Removal of RCRA and regulated waste at the NARL tank farm.
Abatement of asbestos containing material (ACM) and lead paint.
Approximately 20 buildings at NARL were screened for lead paint and the presence of ACM. Remedial actions were undertaken to mitigate the risk from environmental hazards through abatement.
Former Naval Arctic Research Laboratory – CERCLA Remedial Actions Client: Ukpeaġvik Inupiat Corp
The NARL facility at Barrow, Alaska has been occupied since 1944 by various federal agencies including the UnitedFull Project