Coast Guard responds to fuel spill near Adak

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel are responding to a report of a leaking underground diesel tank that has spilled into Sweeper Cove on Adak Island Monday.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Anchorage command center received a report about 6:40 p.m. from Adak Petroleum personnel stating an underground tank containing approximately 100,000 barrels of #2 diesel fuel had reportedly released an unknown amount of fuel.

Adak Petroleum personnel reported the diesel fuel is contained with boom within the cove and is also using recovery equipment to clean up the fuel.

Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are making plans to fly to Adak Tuesday in order to investigate the magnitude of the spill and monitor cleanup activities.

Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency and Adak Petroleum are all working together to respond to the incident.

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