Division of Spill Prevention and Response


AVEC Nunapitchuk Fuel Spill
Incident Description
Location AVEC Nunapitchuk Tank Farm. Nunapitchuk is located on both banks of the Johnson River, 22 miles northwest of Bethel in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Product/Quantity Mr. Bryan reported that the # 16 bulk fuel tank contained 8,419 gallons of diesel fuel, and that an estimated 8200 gallons spilled.
Cause Mr. Bryan reported that tank 16 shifted due to changes in temperature, and that the threading in a pipe going into the tank failed, releasing an estimated 8,200 gallons of fuel to an unlined secondary containment.
Time/Date of Spill The actual time of the spill and the time it was discovered are unknown at this time. Mr. Mark Bryan of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) reported the spill to ADEC on February 7, 2005 at 10:15 A.M.
Situation Reports
see 2/10/2005 situation report
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