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Whittier Harbor Dredging Project

Location
Whittier AK, Small Boat Harbor
Time/Date of Incident
1964 Alaska Earthquake historical spill. ADEC received a report of on-water sheening as a result of the dredging project on February 21, 2011.
Spill Number
11239904602
Product/Quantity
Weathered petroleum products; volume undetermined.
Cause
As a result of the 1964 Alaska earthquake and subsequent destruction of the tank farm at the site, diesel and other contaminants were released to the soil. The spring 2011 harbor expansion and dredging at the former tank farm location released a continuous light to moderate petroleum sheen into the harbor.

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