Monitoring - Solid Waste

Komakuk Beach Clean-Up Monitoring

Rationale

Fuel spill monitoring wells, with close-up ofindividual well, at Komakuk Beach
Fuel spill monitoring wells, with close-up of individual well, at Komakuk Beach

The BAR-1 Distant Early Warning (DEW) line station at Komakuk Beach was closed in 1993 as part of a general closure of the DEW line. The site became part of Ivvavik National Park after a clean-up was completed in 2000. The clean-up involved demolishing buildings, excavating contaminated soil, remediating an area where fuel was spilled, collecting debris, excavating three landfills and closing a fourth landfill. A landfill and fuel spill monitoring program will be developed by the Department of National Defence (DND) in cooperation with the Inuvialuit Land Administration (ILA) and Parks Canada to monitor conditions at the site after clean-up.

Objectives

  • To monitor the condition of the remediated fuel spill and landfills at Komakuk Beach.

Methods and Information Collected

  • Komakuk Beach is located on the Yukon North Slope at 69I– 35' 53" N; 140I– 11' 00" W.
  • A monitoring program for the fuel spill and landfills will be developed by the Department of National Defence, Parks Canada and the Inuvialuit Land Administration.

Years of Data

  • Clean-up conducted in 1999 and 2000.
  • Development of fuel spill and landfill monitoring program began in 2001.

Partners

  • Department of National Defence
  • Inuvialuit Land Administration
Removal of contaminated soil from Komakuk Beach
Removal of contaminated soil from Komakuk Beach

 

Results

Monitoring will begin in 2003.