Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20314-1000
Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Huntsville, P.O. Box 1600, Huntsville, Alabama 35807-4301
SUBJECT: Defense Environmental Restoration Program For Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS), Inventory Project Report (INPR)
1. I am forwarding the INPRs for the following sites:
2. All six sites are eligible for DERP-FUDS. No projects are proposed for any of these sites at this time.
MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, South Pacific Division, CESPD-ED-G ATTN: Vince Del Greco
SUBJECT: DERP-FUDS Inventory Project Report's (INPR's) for Site Nos: J09AZO40800, J09AZOO1600, AND J09AZO22600
1. Enclosed are the INPR's for:
- J09AZ040800 KINGMAN AAF RADIO RANGE
2. A site visit was conducted for each site. We determined that no further action is required under the DERP-FUDS program.
3. I recommend the Findings and Determination of Eligibility be approved and signed.
DEFENSE ENVIRONEMNTAL RESTORATION
WINSLOW JOB CORPS (LUKE AFB)
FINDINGS OF FACT
Based on the foregoing Findings of Fact, this site has been determined to be formerly used by the Department of Defense. It is therefore eligible for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program - Formerly Used Defense Sites, established under 10 USC 2701 et seq.
SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET
SITE NAME: WINSLOW JOB CORPS (LUKE AFB), also known as Winslow Job Corps, Winslow Job Corps Center, Winslow Air Force Station (Z-93), Winslow Air Force Station (M-93), and Winslow Weather Station.
LOCATION: The site is located approximately 7 miles west of Winslow, Arizona, and is about 1/2 mile north of 1-40 at Exit 245.
SITE HISTORY: The 74.58-acre property was acquired by the Department of the Air Force in fee, lease, and permit during the period 1954 to 1961. The Air Defense Command used the property for a radar site. Improvements consisted of approximately 50 buildings, two radar fuel storage tanks. 3.44 towers, and approximately four above ground The property was disposed of as follows: acres, lease, terminated 31 December 1959; 71.14 acres, fee, lease and permit reported excess to the GSA on 4 September 1964. The 71.14-acre property was then transferred to the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), by Letter of Transfer dated 9 December 1964, effective 11 December 1964. The BIA used all the improvements beneficially from about 1974 to about 1978 when the site was abandoned.
Between 1990 and 1992 all structures associated with the former Winslow Air Force Station Site were removed by the BIA. Approximately 1.2 million dollars were spent on building demolition and removal, and cleanup of environmental hazards. Asbestos containing building materials were removed and disposed of prior to building demolition. In addition, two 15,000 gallon underground storage tanks were removed for disposal, two transformers were disposed of as PCB-contaminated, and sulfuric acid which was stored on the site was removed for disposal.
Asbestos containing floor tiles were reported to be located on the side of the mesa upon which the subject facility was situated. Jim McCabe of the BIA retrieved a sample of the tiles which tested positive for asbestos. Geraldine Schanefelt, who conducted oversight of the demolition of the Winslow Job Corps Center, believes that the floor tiles were dumped at this location during the period of Air Force occupation. This is based on a letter provided by Eugene Mullins (stationed at the former Winslow Air Force Station, 1955-1958) which indicated that waste materials were "normally disposal of by dumping it over the side of the plateau." There was no evidence to confirm that the tiles were placed there as a result of prior DOD activities and their presence was not confirmed during the site visit.
There was no evidence of there having been ordnance/explosive waste on the site.
SITE VISIT: The site was visited on 25 and 26 April 1993 by Steve Cameron of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), San Diego, California. The primary site contact was Geraldine Schanefelt of the BIA, Navajo Area Office, in Gallup, New Mexico.
CATEGORY OF HAZARD: None.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: No potential projects at this site.
AVAILABLE STUDIES AND REPORTS: A site layout plan and a file for the Winslow Air Force Station are maintained by the Real Estate Division, Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Various reports are maintained by Geraldine Schanefelt of the BIA, Facility Management in Gallup, New Mexico in addition to a letter dated 8 April 1991 from the BIA to Brian Kenny of the Arizona State Land Department, which summarizes demolition and cleanup to that date.
DISTRICT POC: Debra Castens, Los Angeles District, (213) 894-2865