As fuel spill clean-up continues, no impacts to wildlife observed - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Local News

As fuel spill clean-up continues, no impacts to wildlife observed

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:36 am

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is still reporting no indications that the recent fuel spill caused any damage to wildlife in and around the Buskin River, as of Wednesday. As clean-up efforts continue, spill responders are now focusing on long term tasks, like how to dispose of the absorbent materials used to collect the fuel. 

The spill occurred early Saturday morning, when roughly 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel leaked out of a refrigeration unit owned by freight company American President Lines. The fuel leaked into the APL yard just off Anton Larsen Bay Road and flowed into a tributary of the Buskin River, down the river and into St. Paul Harbor. The cause of the leak is still under investigation.

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