Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location The Silver Bay Seafoods processing plant is located on Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska.
Silver Bay Seafoods estimates that approximately 100 pounds of
anhydrous ammonia was released. Silver Bay Seafoods will continue to investigate the release to better determine the volume discharged.
Cause The cause of the release is still under investigation. Initial reports from Silver Bay Seafoods indicate that a pressure relief valve may have malfunctioned causing the release.
Time/Date of Incident The release occurred at 8:02 PM on July 21, 2011. The incident was reported to ADEC by Silver Bay Seafoods at 9:28 PM.
Situation Reports Map of Southeast Alaska
07/22/2011 (PDF 360K) -- UPDATED
map of area
For more information
Sarah Moore, ADEC (907) 465-5239