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Simmonds Hill Tar Leak; Utqiagvik, AK

Utqiagvik, AK | 2021-Jun-22

Initial Notification: On 22-Jun-2021, Sector Anchorage reported receiving photos of abandoned tanks leaking a tar-like substance. The tanks appear to be eroding from a man-made beach berm structure on the Beaufort Sea coast. USCG is requesting information regarding potential impacts from the release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:tar
Total amount at risk of spill: unk gallons
Latitude (approximate): 71° 17.87′ North
Longitude (approximate): 156° 46.63′ West