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ARRC Engine Tank Spill, MP 81

Location
MP 81, Alaska Railroad near Bird Point.
Time/Date of Incident
2:30 PM, December 3, 2006. Alaska Railroad Corporation notified the Alaska State Troopers who reported the spill to ADEC on December 3, 2006 at 3:00 PM.
Spill Number
06239933701
Product/Quantity
Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) estimates approximately 1200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the 1300 gallon locomotive fuel tank. The diesel spill spread for approximately one-half mile along the railroad ballast.
Cause
The locomotive struck a rock on the track. The rock hit the 1300 gallon locomotive fuel tank and punctured it creating a two-inch hole.

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