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MP317 Richardson Hwy US Army Tanker Rollover

Milepost 317.3 Richardson Highway, approximately 45 miles South of Fairbanks. The main release occurred at the bottom of a steep embankment adjacent to the highway (the “lower spill area”), but additional release locations are being investigated closer to the paved road surface (the “upper spill area”).
The incident occurred at approximately 2:22 p.m., March 4, 2018.
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An estimated 600-825 gallons of Jet Propellant 8 (JP-8) was released.
A United States Army (US Army) owned and operated Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) tanker hauling an estimated 1,800-1,900 gallons of JP-8 when it departed the roadway, rolled over and slid partially down the west embankment of the highway. The pressure increase inside the tanker triggered a pressure relief valve on the rear hatch of the tanker, causing the majority of the fuel release.

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Tom DeRuyter, SOSC, ADEC
  • 907-451-2145


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