Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Sterling Gravel Pit Vehicle Fluids

Incident Description
Incident Location Map Location Chumley’s Gravel Pit, Sterling.
Product/Quantity An undetermined amount of vehicle fluids including glycol, engine lube oil, transmission oil, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, and differential lubrication.
Cause The cause was reportedly due to human error when vehicles that had not been drained of fluids were stacked into piles of vehicles that were free of fluids. During this period, many of the vehicles had damage done to parts of vehicles where fluids are held, causing leakage.
Time/Date of Incident On May 5, 2008, ADEC received a report from Mr. Al Self, of vehicles collecting at a gravel pit in Sterling, some of which were leaking various fluids.
Situation Reports
05/13/2008 (PDF 248K)
05/19/2008 (PDF 138K)
05/30/2008 (PDF 130K)
06/06/2008 (PDF 115K)
06/13/2008 (PDF 34K)
06/20/2008 (PDF 82K)
10/20/2008 (PDF 32K)



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Bob Petit 907-262-5210 x236 (Soldotna)