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Veritas Diesel Fuel Spill

Location
ADOT, Lot 2A, Block 2300, Deadhorse, Airport
Time/Date of Incident
08:35 AM, January 7, 2009
Spill Number
09399900701
Product/Quantity
The volume released was estimated by CGG VERITAS employees to be 800 – 1000 gallons of Arctic grade Diesel Fuel
Cause
Four thousand gallons of arctic grade diesel fuel was delivered into an off-road, sled-mounted 4,500 gallon fuel transporter, constructed with built-in secondary containment. The drain plug was not installed in the secondary containment compartment during the fuel delivery, and an ice plug in the secondary compartment kept fuel from immediately releasing to the pad. Fuel is suspected of releasing from a crack in the 4,500 gallon tank, draining into the secondary containment. When the ice plug cleared, approximately 800 to 1,000 gallons of fuel released to a snow covered gravel pad before it was discovered.

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January 14, 2009