Frosty Fuels Cold Bay Diesel Spill

Location Frosty Fuels pipeline and Cold Bay Dock. Pipeline interface at 55.3259 N, 162.7833 W
Product/Quantity The quantity of product released is unknown. Frosty Fuels LLC reported the facility's pipeline potentially contained about 1,497 gallons of diesel fuel at the time of spool coupling failure.
Cause The investigation into the cause of the spill was conducted by an engineering contractor hired by the PRP. There were several possibilities identified in the investigation report; however, the exact cause was not determined.
Time/Date of Incident November 3, 2015, at approximately 1:00 p.m. On November 3, 2015 Frosty Fuels, LLC personnel responded to a loud noise in the vicinity of the Cold Bay dock. Upon investigation they observed a ruptured flexible spool coupling on the diesel pipeline discharging diesel fuel onto the tundra, surrounding area, adjacent to shoreline and dock.


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