Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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VERITAS Diesel Fuel Spill



Incident Description

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Location ADOT, Lot 2A, Block 2300, Deadhorse, Airport
Product/Quantity The volume released was estimated by CGG VERITAS employees to be 800 – 1000 gallons of Arctic grade Diesel Fuel
Cause Four thousand gallons of arctic grade diesel fuel was delivered into an off-road, sled-mounted 4,500 gallon fuel transporter, constructed with built-in secondary containment. The drain plug was not installed in the secondary containment compartment during the fuel delivery, and an ice plug in the secondary compartment kept fuel from immediately releasing to the pad. Fuel is suspected of releasing from a crack in the 4,500 gallon tank, draining into the secondary containment. When the ice plug cleared, approximately 800 to 1,000 gallons of fuel released to a snow covered gravel pad before it was discovered.
Time/Date of Incident 08:35 AM, January 7, 2009
Situation Reports
01/07/2009 (PDF 32K)
Photos
Excavating contaminated soil from gravel pad. Clean overburden has been separated from areas of contamination. Survey lath marks areas of field screening to assist in excavation. Excavator being used to remove contaminated soil from gravel pad. Note the stained contaminated soil in the foreground. Survey lath is being used to mark areas of field screening to assist in contaminated soil removal.
Excavating contaminated soil from gravel pad. Clean overburden has been separated from areas of contamination. Survey lath marks areas of field screening to assist in excavation. Excavator being used to remove contaminated soil from gravel pad. Note the stained contaminated soil in the foreground. Survey lath is being used to mark areas of field screening to assist in contaminated soil removal.
For more information

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