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Galena Flooding Event 2013

Location
Galena, Alaska approximately 270 air miles West of Fairbanks
Time/Date of Incident
The spills are the result of flooding that began in Galena on May 27, 2013.
Spill Number
13309914702
Product/Quantity
Multiple potential sources of contamination, including drums containing used motor oil, dislodged heating oil and fuel tanks, electrical transformers, batteries, and containers of paint or other hazardous substances. The quantity of contaminants released is unknown.
Cause
An ice jam developed on the Yukon River during spring melting, flooding the city. Floodwaters dislodged and damaged fuel tanks and other containers of hazardous materials.

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Week of June 2 - 8, 2013

Week of June 16 - 22, 2013

Week of June 23 - 29, 2013

Week of June 30 - July 13, 2013