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Askinuk Tank Farm

Location
Askinuk Corporation Tank Farm, Village of Scammon Bay, Alaska.
Time/Date of Incident
Night of September 8 and morning of September 9, 2004. The Alaska State Troopers’ office relayed the Askinuk Corporation’s spill report to ADEC at 9:44 AM, September 10, 2004.
Spill Number
04279925201
Product/Quantity
Askinuk representatives estimated that 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of unleaded gasoline were spilled into the tank farm secondary containment area.
Cause
Unleaded gasoline was being pumped from a bulk fuel tank into a a three-thousand (3,000) gallon compartment of a six-thousand (6,000) gallon day tank The operator left the fuel transfer pump on overnight, and gasoline was discharged through the tank’s vent into the tank farm.

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