Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Southwest corner of Richardson Highway and Mineral Creek Loop Road, Valdez, AK.
Product/Quantity The Acres Kwik Trip estimates that 4,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline was released to the environment. This estimate was based on the fuel deliveries and sales audit.
Cause A front end loader struck a supply line to the Acres Kwik Trips pump island during a snow removal operation in January 2007. The supply line was under deep snow and not protected by bollards. Consequently the spill was not noticed until April when spring breakup began.
Time/Date of Incident Acres Kwik Trip Inc. estimates that the spill occurred around January 10, 2007. The Acres Kwik Trip reported the spill to ADEC on April 17, 2007.
Situation Reports
04/30/2007 (PDF 60K)
09/28/2007 (PDF 30K)
04/08/2011 (PDF 241K)updated
For more information

John W. Engles, ADEC, Valdez, (907) 835-4698