Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Univar Corrosion Inhibitor Release

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location 590 East 100th Avenue, Anchorage AK
Product/Quantity Univar USA, Inc. (Univar) reported to ADEC that approximately 2,460 gallons of liquid Cortron RU 276 corrosion inhibitor was released to soil and gravel while loading a rail car for transport at the Anchorage facility.
Cause Univar reported to ADEC that the product was being pumped into a 20,000-gallon rail tanker when staff inadvertently opened the upper cargo valve of the tank rather than the air valve, and caused the product to be released to the environment.
Time/Date of Incident The spill incident occurred at approximately 8:30 AM on November 15, 2010. Univar reported the spill to ADEC at 9:10 AM on November 15, 2010.
Situation Reports
11/16/2010 (PDF 236K)--FINAL



For more information
John Brown, ADEC, 269-7688 or Gay Harpole, ADEC, 269-3064.