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Wales School Fuel Spill; Wales, AK

Wales, AK | 2021-Feb-18

Initial Notification: On 18-Feb-2021, NOAA SSC was notified by USCG Sector Anchorage of a fuel spill from the school fuel storage tank in the village of Wales on the northern Bering Sea coast. The storage tank contained over 8400 gallons of No. 2 diesel and approximately 1862 gallons have leaked onto the ground. Sector Anchorage is requesting a fates and trajectory analysis, Resources at Risk report, and potentially an ESA Section 7 consultation.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 1862 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 65° 36.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 168° 5.16′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable