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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport PFAS Information

Page updated 05/23/2022   Go to PFAS Home Page

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Background

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Above: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Sampling Results as of May 2022 (click image for larger view)

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination at state owned properties or sites that the department is responsible for. Evaluation includes all past and present Part 139 airports and formerly known Department of Defense (DoD) sites. DOT&PF has contracted with third-party environmental consultant, Shannon & Wilson, Inc. to identify and sample potentially impacted communities.

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has conducted sampling on airport property, in support of developmental projects and the department’s mission to identify PFAS and mitigate the risk to human health, that confirmed the presence of PFAS. The historical use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), a standard firefighting agent that contains PFAS, used in required aircraft rescue and firefighting training and emergency events are suspected sources of PFAS at airports worldwide. ANC is working with Shannon & Wilson, Inc. and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to identify water supply wells near ANC.

Well Survey

Property owners or tenants with homes or businesses located within the well search area can reach out to Shannon & Wilson, Inc. at 907-561-2120 with questions related to the survey packet.

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Contacts

For more information, please contact us.

For questions about testing & study:

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Dan McMahon, PMP, Vice President
dan.mcmahon@shanwil.com
907-561-2120

For regulatory questions:

Alaska DEC Contaminated Sites Program
Robert Burgess, Environmental Program Specialist
robert.burgess@alaska.gov
907-451-2153

Division of Spill Prevention and Response website: 
dec.alaska.gov/spar/csp/sites/fairbanks-international-airport-pfas

For questions about PFAS health effects:

Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
Stacey Cooper, Health Assessor
907-269-8016
stacey.cooper@alaska.gov

Division of Public Health Website:
dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/eph/pages/PFAS.aspx

All other inquiries:

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Megan Peters, Communications Coordinator
907-266-2694
megan.peters@alaska.gov

Alaska DOT&PF Statewide Aviation
Sammy Cummings, C.M., PFAS Program Manager
907-888-5671
airportwater@alaska.gov