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All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

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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