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Jarvis Power Plant Diesel Tank 1

133 Jarvis Street Sitka, Alaska
Time/Date of Incident
The USCG received a report of diesel washing ashore in Sitka Sound near Indian River, at approximately 11:45 a.m. on August 15. USCG personnel cleaned up the oil that was observed, the USCG was unable to identify the source. The City and Borough of Sitka discovered fuel in the secondary containment area of the Jarvis Street diesel power facility and reported a leaking valve from the secondary containment area at 2:30 p.m. on August 16.
Spill Number
City and Borough of Sitka estimated approximately 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel was released to the facility's secondary containment area. The valve on the secondary containment area failed, and approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel was released into the storm drain system which empties into Sitka Sound at the mouth of the Indian River.
The City and Borough of Sitka contracted an engineering firm to make a root cause analysis and report. The root cause report will be provided to ADEC.

Contact Information

Unified Command and Personnel

  • Incident Commander: Al Stevens, City and Borough of Sitka
  • Park Superintendent: Mary A. Miller, Sitka National Historic Parks
  • SOSC: Bob Mattson, SOSC
  • FOSC: Shannan Greene, FOSC
  • FOSCr: Michael Whortman, Chief Warrant Officer

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