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Qinaq River Submerged Excavator

Tuntutuliak, Alaska | 2016-Apr-04

Initial Notification: On March 24, 2016, an construction excavator fell through the ice the Qinaq River near the Village of Tuntutuliak, Alaska, and is in approximately 15 feet of water and 20ft from the bank. The excavator has approximately 60 gallons of product on board, approximately 27 gallons hydraulic, 27 gallons diesel, and 4 gallons of engine oil. The USCG requests information on fate, persistence, and transport of the product.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:hydraulic, lube, diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 60 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 60° 20.01′ North
Longitude (approximate): 162° 40.43′ West