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Norton Sound Regional Hospital Fuel Release

Location
Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, Alaska
Time/Date
NSHC employees discovered the spill outside the hospital at 4:11 a.m. on June 20, 2014. A local resident who detected a fuel odor from the hospital reported the spill to ADEC at 5:10 a.m. on the same day.
Spill Id
14389917101
Product/ Quantity
NSHC estimates that approximately 2,528 gallons of home heating oil (#1 diesel) were spilled. NSHC reported that the fuel leaked from above ground storage tank #2, which has no lined secondary containment.
Cause
A valve actuator on tank #2 failed while the tank was being filled, causing it to overflow.

ADEC Situation Reports

State map showing spill location

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June 20, 2014

June 23, 2014

June 25, 2014