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Incident Description
Location Fairbanks North Star Borough Refuse Transfer Facility in North Pole, Alaska.
Product/Quantity Unknown type and amount. The fire is believed to have been caused by a reaction of alkaline and acid materials.
Cause Mixing of unknown materials during the transfer of refuse into a garbage truck
Time/Date of Incident 2:00 P.M., April 29, 2007. The hazmat release was reported to ADEC at 9:21 P. M., April 29 after the Fairbanks North Star Borough Hazmat Team analyzed the materials.
Situation Reports
04/30/2007 (PDF 37K) updated
 
For more information

Walt Sandel, ADEC, Fairbanks, (907) 451-2126