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AVEC Nunapitchuk Fuel Spill

Location
AVEC Nunapitchuk Tank Farm. Nunapitchuk is located on both banks of the Johnson River, 22 miles northwest of Bethel in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Time/Date
The actual time of the spill and the time it was discovered are unknown at this time. Mr. Mark Bryan of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) reported the spill to ADEC on February 7, 2005 at 10:15 A.M.
Spill Id
05279903801
Product/ Quantity
Mr. Bryan reported that the # 16 bulk fuel tank contained 8,419 gallons of diesel fuel, and that an estimated 8200 gallons spilled.
Cause
Mr. Bryan reported that tank 16 shifted due to changes in temperature, and that the threading in a pipe going into the tank failed, releasing an estimated 8,200 gallons of fuel to an unlined secondary containment.

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State map showing spill location

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