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Selawik Tank Farm Release

Location
Selawik IRA Fuel Project, Selawik, about 75 miles east of Kotzebue
Time/Date of Incident
3:00 PM on January 23, 2008. The spill was reported to ADEC by the Native Village of Selawik at 6:28 PM on January 23, 2008.
Spill Number
08389902301
Product/Quantity
The estimated spill volume is 5,385 gallons of diesel fuel No. 1. The estimated volume was calculated by the spill responders by measuring the size of the secondary containment and the depth of fuel.
Cause
The automatic shut off for the pump that transfers fuel from the storage tank to the day tank malfunctioned, causing the day tank to overfill.

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January 28, 2008