Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Kaktovik Inupiat Corp. Gasoline Release

Incident Description
incident location Location Village of Kaktovik located on Barter Island in the Beaufort Sea.
Product/Quantity The PRP estimated that 2,000 gallons of gasoline was released.
Cause A pre-existing crack was discovered in the fuel transfer line between the North Slope Borough’s tank farm and fueling station. The line was reported to have been damaged by a backhoe during previous activity at the site.
Time/Date of Incident The spill was discovered at 1:00 PM on September 16, 2008 by tank farm operators while conducting a fuel transfer. The North Slope Borough reported the incident to ADEC at 2:30 PM on September 16, 2008.
Situation Reports
09/19/2008 (PDF 119K)
11/03/2008 (PDF 71K)



For more information

Ed Meggert, ADEC, (907) 451-2124