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Atqasuk NSB Power Plant Glycol Spill

Location
Village of Atqasuk, approximately 60 miles south of Barrow.
Time/Date of Incident
The spill was discovered by the powerhouse operators and reported to ADEC at 09:30 AM on August 20, 2008. The North Slope Borough reported the incident to ADEC at 1:00 PM on August 21, 2008.
Spill Number
08399923301
Product/Quantity
The PRP estimated 1,500 gallons of Dowtherm* SR-1 Heat Transfer Fluid was released. Dowtherm* is composed of 95% Ethylene Glycol.
Cause
Leak from a flow line in the NSB power plant hydronic system. The cause and source of the leak is under investigation.

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