200 gallons of diesel fuel released in Seward harbor

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ANCHORAGE - About 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the Seward small boat harbor on Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard placed 1,000 feet of containment boom in the area and then applied sorbents to the diesel.

Coast Guard officials surveyed the shoreline and estimated 95 percent of the diesel was contained. Shoreside Petroleum personnel reported the spill from their facility to the Coast Guard around 1 p.m. Monday. The cause of the damage is unknown and under investigation.

Additional Coast Guard personnel were en route Monday to assist further clean-up efforts.

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