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Selawik Tank Farm Release



Incident Description
Location Selawik IRA Fuel Project, Selawik, about 75 miles east of Kotzebue
Product/Quantity The estimated spill volume is 5,385 gallons of diesel fuel No. 1. The estimated volume was calculated by the spill responders by measuring the size of the secondary containment and the depth of fuel.
Cause The automatic shut off for the pump that transfers fuel from the storage tank to the day tank malfunctioned, causing the day tank to overfill.
Time/Date of Incident 3:00 PM on January 23, 2008. The spill was reported to ADEC by the Native Village of Selawik at 6:28 PM on January 23, 2008.
Situation Reports
01/24/2008 (PDF 18K)
01/28/2008 (PDF 33K)
01/30/2008 (PDF 33K)
02/01/2008 (PDF 33K)
02/17/2009 (PDF 31K) -- FINAL
Photos
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For more information

Ed Meggert, ADEC, Fairbanks, (907) 451-2124