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Selawik Diesel Discharge

Selawik, AK | 2020-Nov-30

Initial Notification: On 26-Nov-2020, there was a discharge of an estimated 4500 gallons of diesel, in the village of Selawik, during a transfer between the tank farm and a day tank. The actual amount discharged is unknown. The discharged product impacted the adjacent frozen ground and reports from the field confirmed product was found under approximately two feet of snow but on top three inches of ice. Sector Anchorage IMD is requesting a Resources at Risk and an Oil Fate Analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesil
Total amount at risk of spill: 1013 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 66° 36.23′ North
Longitude (approximate): 160° 0.72′ West