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Shishmaref Chukchi Sea Sheen

Location
Northern coast of Sarichef Island, near the community of Shishmaref.
Time/Date
On June 4, 2014 a sheen on the nearshore icepack with a gasoline odor was reported to ADEC. A sheen was once again noticed by the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) and reported to ADEC on both December 15, 2014 and May 26, 2015.
Spill Id
14389913501
Product/ Quantity
Analysis of samples collected in December of 2014 showed that the product released is a mix of weathered gasoline and diesel. During a site visit on June 4, 2015, ADEC and USCG responders confirmed that the released product is gasoline. The amount of product released is unknown.
Cause
A hydrostatic test was performed on the gasoline line and it confirmed there was a leak where the marine header and gasoline line meet.

ADEC Situation Reports

State map showing spill location

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June 4, 2014

June 6, 2014

December 20, 2014

June 4, 2015