UNIFIED COMMAND: Wales Kingkinkgin Rd. Leaking AST

Location Out-of-service aboveground storage tank (AST) along the Kingkinkgin Road in Wales, Alaska (Lat/Log: 65.608368, -168.091068).
Product/Quantity The spilled product is #2 diesel fuel from a 22,000-gallon capacity AST. Amount of product released to date is unknown; however, when the tank was gauged on June 4 and 5, it showed approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel still remained in the tank.
Cause Hole created from the corrosion on the single wall AST.
Time/Date of Incident A Bering Strait Village Corporation (BSVC) employee discovered released product outside of the tank on June 4, 2014. BSVC reported the spill to ADEC at 12:15 p.m. on the same day.


  • SOSC: Tom DeRuyter, ADEC
  • FOSC: Capt. Paul Mehler, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Field SOSC: Jessica Starsman, ADEC


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