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Shishmaref Tank Farm Release



Incident Description
Incident Location Map Location Shishmaref, about 110 miles north of Nome.
Product/Quantity Diesel Fuel No. 1, Estimated at 4,300 gallons.
Cause Day tank overfill. Fuel was inadvertently routed to a day tank during a transfer of fuel between bulk tanks at the Village’s tank farm.
Time/Date of Incident The spill was discovered at 8:00 AM April 8, 2008. The spill was reported to ADEC at 11:42 AM by a local resident of Shishmaref.
Situation Reports
04/10/2008 (PDF 31K)
04/14/2008 (PDF 22K)
04/17/2008 (PDF 282K)
03/22/2009 (PDF 293K) updated
Photos
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For more information

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