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Nana-Lynden Diesel Spill

The fueling facility at the port site of the haul road at the Red Dog Mine. Red Dog Mine is located approximately 90 miles north of Kotzebue.
Time/Date of Incident
The spill occurred at approximately 11:15 AM on October 2, 2004 . The spill was reported by Nana-Lynden to Trooper dispatch at approximately 11:25 AM who immediately reported the spill to DEC.
Spill Number
Nana-Lynden reported that approximately 4,075 gallons of diesel was released. An estimated 2,200 gallons was collected in fast tanks, and 1,875 gallons of diesel was spilled to the road.
A fuel truck was loading fuel at the port site, to be trucked to the mine site. The truck is constructed with 3 compartments of 5,000 gallon iso-tanks. After the driver had completed filling the last iso-tank with approximately 4,880 gallons of fuel, the system shut off the fuel pump. The driver of the truck failed to disconnect the fuel line from the truck, before driving off. The line connected to the truck ripped the valve off from the truck. All the fuel that was spilled was from the last compartment of the iso-tank of the fuel truck, and not from the bulk fuel supply.

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October 4, 2004