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Kaktovik Inupiat Corp. Gasoline Release

Location
Village of Kaktovik located on Barter Island in the Beaufort Sea.
Time/Date
The spill was discovered at 1:00 PM on September 16, 2008 by tank farm operators while conducting a fuel transfer. The North Slope Borough reported the incident to ADEC at 2:30 PM on September 16, 2008.
Spill Id
08399926001
Product/ Quantity
The PRP estimated that 2,000 gallons of gasoline was released.
Cause
A pre-existing crack was discovered in the fuel transfer line between the North Slope Borough’s tank farm and fueling station. The line was reported to have been damaged by a backhoe during previous activity at the site.

ADEC Situation Reports

State map showing spill location

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