Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Mile Post 75 on the Richardson Highway , 75 miles North of Valdez.


There was no spill. The potential spill from the tractor trailer pup tank was 5,300 gallons of number 1 diesel.


The tractor-trailer pup tank got off the shoulder of the road on the east side of the highway and rolled up side down. Deep snow in the ditch cushioned the tanker and prevented it from tearing open.

Time/Date of Spill The time of the incident was approximately 8:15 p.m. on January 13, 2004 . The Alaska State Troopers notified DEC of the imminent threat of a spill from a rolled tractor-trailer pup tank at 8:30 p.m. on January 13, 2004
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