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Site 22

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IRP Site 22 - Oil Island

This area is the site of a commercial oil production facility currently operated by Breitburn Energy Corporation, which holds the mineral rights to the island. Oil production waste-holding impoundments (reservoirs to confine wastes) were in use at Site 22 in 1954. Wastes held there reportedly included drilling muds, drill cuttings, and oily wastes.

A remedial investigation report prepared in 1995 recommended a removal action to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater. In 2002, additional investigation activities were undertaken by Breitburn to further define the nature and extent of contamination and potential impacts to ecological receptors. The company subsequently developed and implemented a site management plan to deter wildlife from visiting or inhabiting the site.

Quick Facts
Size 6,000 Square Feet (0.14 acres)
Location (see map) Southwest portion of base, inside National Wildlife Refuge
Contamination Source Commercial Oil Production
Potential Waste Types Drilling muds, oily waste, drill cuttings
Status Site management being implemented by Breitburn Energy Corp.
Est. Response Complete No removal action is currently planned. Breitburn Energy will continue to manage the site until the production of oil ends at this location.

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