Coast Guard and State of Alaska investigate petroleum spill near Auke Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau lay absorbent pads into the water to absorb spilled petroleum products at Auke Bay Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015. Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation members are investigating the cause of the spill. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck)

Coast Guard personnel from Sector Juneau lay absorbent pads into the water to absorb spilled petroleum products at Auke Bay Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck)

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are investigating the spill of approximately of 50-100 gallons of petroleum products at the Auke Bay Harbor, Monday.

Southeast Alaska Lighterage has been contracted to contain and mitigate the spill and they have deployed more than 1000-feet of boom and other absorbent materials to contain and mitigate the spread of the spill.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report of a petroleum spill in Auke Bay Harbor Sunday evening and dispatched investigators.

“Our primary concern is containing the spill and mitigating damage to the environment,” said Lt. Mickey Sanders, with the Coast Guard Sector Juneau Response Department. “We are working with our state and local partners to investigate spill and determine its source.”

The cause of the spill is under investigation. Coast Guard Sector Juneau requests that anyone with information about the spill to contact Sector Juneau command center at: (907) 463-2990.

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