Nome State Office Building Fuel Release

Location State Office Building. Nome, Alaska
Product/Quantity The initial estimate is 200-300 gallons of home heating oil (#1 Fuel Oil).
Cause Failure of a fuel filter gasket, located between the building's day tank and its above ground storage tank.
Time/Date of Incident November 14, 2015 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ADF&G personnel noted the smell of fuel at the Nome State Office Building. ADOT&PF building maintenance staff in Nome assisted and discovered that fuel was released to the concrete floor of the boiler room inside the building.

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