Alaska Trams Bunker Oil Container
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- Approximately 1,000 tons of oil and diatomaceous earth recovered during a fuel tank cleanup in Juneau was being transported in a 20 ft. open top, lined container to Seattle for disposal. The door on the container apparently failed for unknown reasons allowing a portion of the contents to leak on to the deck of the barge, across the deck and into the water. AML and U.S. Coast Guard personnel stated that only one third of the container’s oily waste was solidified. The liner material in the container was unable to prevent the discharge of the oily waste once the door failed.