Shishmaref Chukchi Sea Sheen

Location Northern coast of Sarichef Island, near the community of Shishmaref.
Product/Quantity Analysis of samples collected in December of 2014 showed that the product released is a mix of weathered gasoline and diesel. During a site visit on June 4, 2015, ADEC and USCG responders confirmed that the released product is gasoline. The amount of product released is currently unknown.
Cause The cause of the release is unknown.
Time/Date of Incident On June 4, 2014 a sheen on the nearshore icepack with a gasoline odor was reported to ADEC. A sheen was once again noticed by the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) and reported to ADEC on both December 15, 2014 and May 26, 2015. The VPSO noted gasoline odor near the area where sheen was discovered.


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