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Shishmaref Tank Farm Release

Location
Shishmaref, about 110 miles north of Nome.
Time/Date of Incident
The spill was discovered at 8:00 AM April 8, 2008. The spill was reported to ADEC at 11:42 AM by a local resident of Shishmaref.
Spill Number
08389909901
Product/Quantity
Diesel Fuel No. 1, Estimated at 4,300 gallons.
Cause
Day tank overfill. Fuel was inadvertently routed to a day tank during a transfer of fuel between bulk tanks at the Village’s tank farm.

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April 9, 2008