TOK K-12 School Fuel Oil & Water Discharge
- Time/Date of Incident
- Spill Number
- On March 30, 2016, water was discovered in the boiler's day tank. School maintenance staff transferred the liquid from the day tank into the school's septic system causing the first spill. On March 31, 2016, maintenance staff removed what they thought was mainly water with a small amount of fuel from the school's underground storage tank. The fuel oil and water mix was then transported to a corner of the school grounds in a light material bucket on a front end loader. Fuel contained in the loader bucket was then ignited. The remaining fluids were placed on a "slash/biomass" pile consisting of small spruce trees and spruce tree needles causing a second spill.