Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Crowley Aniak Bulk Fuel Facility. Aniak is located on the south bank of the Kuskokwim River at the head of Aniak Slough, 59 miles southeast of Russian Mission in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies 92 air miles northeast of Bethel and 317 miles west of Anchorage.
Product/Quantity The spilled product is unleaded gasoline. Crowley estimates that the spilled volume is 1,973 gallons. This is based on the tank gauge taken on April 26, 2011. Crowley reported that the fuel leaked from the Upper Tank Farm's tank 431 which has a capacity of 21,000 gallons. The tank contained 6,500 gallons when it was last gauged on April 21, 2011. The spill is contained within the 50 by 80 foot secondary containment area.
Cause The cause of the spill is unknown and is under investigation.
Time/Date of Incident Crowley Petroleum Distribution (Crowley) discovered the spill at 8:30 AM on April 25, 2011 and reported it to ADEC at 9:24 AM.
Situation Reports
04/27/2011 (PDF 162K) -- FINAL
04/26/2011 (PDF 185K)
04/25/2011 (PDF 33K)
 
 
Photos
Aniak tank farm, River Avenue    
River Road road blocked to limit access to tank farm area due to safety concerns, April 25, 2011 Aniak volunteer fire fighter and Crowley employees applying AFFF to reduce explosive vapors from gasoline, April 25, 2011. Customers line up to purchase gasoline. Aniak tank farm containment.
River Road road blocked to limit access to tank farm area due to safety concerns, April 25, 2011 Aniak volunteer fire fighter and Crowley employees applying AFFF to reduce explosive vapors from gasoline, April 25, 2011. Customers line up to purchase gasoline. 4/27/2011 Aniak tank farm containment. 4/27/2011
For more information
John Brown, ADEC, (907) 269-7688
Ty Keltner, ADEC PIO, (907) 465-5009