Welcome to the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council’s (YRITWC) Brownfields Information System (BIS). Here you will find the latest information on contaminated sites inventoried by YRITWC within the Yukon River Watershed since the YRITWC Brownfield Tribal Response Program began in 2005.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In rural Alaska, brownfields are a cause of concern because of the risks they pose to human health, as well as the potential threat they bring to subsistence resources. The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council works with Yukon River Watershed communities to help mitigate these risks through the Brownfield Tribal Response Program.
The Brownfields Information System is designed to give you a complete look at each contaminated site by including - but not limited to - a property profile, known and suspected contaminants, community concerns, photos and maps, as well as passed assessments by YRITWC with Action Plan reports. Information in the BIS can be searched for by community, name of the contaminated site, or by contaminant.
Questions, concerns, or comments about the Brownfields Information System can be directed to the YRITWC Brownfields Program at (907) 258-3337 located in Anchorage, Alaska.