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COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR MONITORING AND REMEDIATING PETROLEUM-DERIVED CONTAMINANTS IN THE ARCTIC: CASE STUDY OF THE FORMER NARL SITE NEAR UTQIAGGVIK, ALASKA (FORMERLY BARROW)
Bjella, K.L., A.M. Wagner, A.J. Barker, C.A. Hiemstra, A. Gelvin, S.P. Saari, R.A. Barbato, et al.
ERDC/CRREL TR-18-18, 76 pp, 2018

Activities at the former Naval Arctic Research Laboratory outside the city of Utqiagvik, Alaska (formerly known as Barrow), contaminated the local soils and groundwater with petroleum hydrocarbons. Since the lab's closure in 1987, the U.S. Navy (primarily) has implemented many environmental investigations and remediation, monitoring, and containment strategies. Given the subsurface soil unique to the Arctic, the harsh environment, and the underdeveloped infrastructure of the remote site, bioremediation represents an attractive method of decontamination because it is relatively easy to implement. A bench-scale lab experiment and parallel pilot-scale field study were conducted to study different bio- and phytoremediation options. Results from this study offer a comprehensive approach for characterizing petroleum-derived contamination specific to Arctic regions by coupling nondestructive geophysical tools with in situ hydro-biogeochemical methods. https://erdc-library.erdc.dren.mil/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11681/29611/ERDC-CRREL%20TR-18-18.pdf



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