Amchitka Island, Alaska, Potential U.S. Department of Energy Site Responsibilities

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This historical records review report concerns the activities of the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) at Amchitka Island, Alaska, over a period extending from 1942 to 1993. The report focuses on AEC activities resulting in known or suspected contamination of the island environment by nonradiological hazardous or toxic materials as discerned through historical records. In addition, the information from historical records was augmented by an August 1998 sampling event. Both the records review and sampling were conducted by IT Corporation on behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE), the predecessor agency to the AEC. The intent of this investigation ... continued below

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United States. Department of Energy. Nevada Operations Office. January 22, 1999.

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This historical records review report concerns the activities of the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) at Amchitka Island, Alaska, over a period extending from 1942 to 1993. The report focuses on AEC activities resulting in known or suspected contamination of the island environment by nonradiological hazardous or toxic materials as discerned through historical records. In addition, the information from historical records was augmented by an August 1998 sampling event. Both the records review and sampling were conducted by IT Corporation on behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE), the predecessor agency to the AEC. The intent of this investigation was to identify all potentially contaminated sites for which DOE may be responsible, wholly or partially, including all official sites of concern as recognized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Additionally, potential data gaps that the DOE will need to fill to support the ecological and human health risk assessments performed were identified. A review of the available historical information regarding AEC's activities on Amchitka Island indicates that the DOE is potentially responsible for 11 sites identified by USFWS and an additional 10 sites that are not included in the USFWS database of sites of potential concern.

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OSTI as DE00758922

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  • Other Information: PBD: 22 Jan 1999

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV--526
  • Grant Number: AC08-97NV13052
  • DOI: 10.2172/758922 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 758922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710845

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United States. Department of Energy. Nevada Operations Office. Amchitka Island, Alaska, Potential U.S. Department of Energy Site Responsibilities, report, January 22, 1999; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710845/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.