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Nome State Office Building Fuel Release

Location
State Office Building. Nome, Alaska
Time/Date of Incident
November 14, 2015 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ADF&G personnel noted the smell of fuel at the Nome State Office Building. ADOT&PF building maintenance staff in Nome assisted and discovered that fuel was released to the concrete floor of the boiler room inside the building.
Spill Number
15389931801
Product/Quantity
The initial estimate is 200-300 gallons of home heating oil (#1 Fuel Oil).
Cause
Failure of a fuel filter gasket, located between the building's day tank and its above ground storage tank.

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