Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Kuskokwim River in and around McGrath, Alaska.
Product/Quantity An unknown amount of unknown petroleum product was reported in the Kuskokwim River around McGrath. The sheen is reported to vary from 20’ to 100’ wide and is estimated to be from 1 to 5 miles long.
Cause Unknown. Fire department personnel are attempting to locate the source.
Time/Date of Spill The spill was discovered at approximately 2:00 p.m. July 31, 2003 by the McGrath City Administrator and reported by the McGrath Volunteer Fire Department.
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