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Peter Pan Seafoods False Pass Spill

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Division of Spill Prevention and Response
Prevention and Emergency Response Program

SITUATION REPORT

Peter Pan Seafoods False Pass Spill
SITREP # 1

SPILL #: 12259906401

TIME/DATE OF SITUATION REPORT: 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2012

TIME/DATE OF THE NEXT REPORT: As the situation warrants

TIME/DATE OF SPILL: Peter Pan Seafoods facility manager discovered the spill at 2:30 p.m. on March 4, 2012. The Peter Pan Seafood’s reported the spill to ADEC at 11:30 a.m. on March 5.

TYPE/AMOUNT OF PRODUCT SPILLED: The spilled product is unleaded gasoline. The facility manager estimates that approximately 3,468 gallons of unleaded gasoline were lost from the 30,610-gallon capacity tank, which was gauged at 12,325 gallons at the end of January. The spill is contained within the lined containment area. It is suspected that the spill originated from the bottom of the tank.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Peter Pan Seafood’s tank farm is located in the city of False Pass. False Pass is 646 air miles southwest of Anchorage (Lat/Log: 54.827778, -163.399167).

CAUSE OF SPILL: The cause of the spill is unknown and is under investigation.

POTENTIAL RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc.

RESPONSE ACTION: Two hazardous material response trained personnel from Peter Pan Seafoods are on site and eight additional personnel are on standby in King Cove. As of March 4, approximately 2,100 gallons of unleaded gasoline were transferred from the tank and into barrels. Additional 100 barrels are available for fuel transfer. Remaining fuel will be transferred to two other fuel tanks. Response workers onsite estimates that fuel transfer will be completed by tomorrow. The response workers are monitoring the air for gasoline vapors. No complaints of vapor fumes have been received from the residence. Response workers removed 30 gallons of water and gasoline mixture from the secondary containment area. Peter Pan Seafoods contacted Alaska Chadux to assist with cleanup efforts.

SOURCE CONTROL: Peter Pan Seafoods personnel are transferring the fuel out of the gasoline tank into barrels and tanks.

RESOURCES AFFECTED: Spill is contained within the lined secondary containment area. There have been no reports of oiled wildlife in the area.

FUTURE PLANS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Peter Pan Seafoods will submit a Site Safety Plan for ADEC’s review. Additional air monitoring equipment and personal protective equipment are being sent to the spill site. Peter
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Pan Seafoods will continue transferring gasoline from the tank. ADEC will continue to monitor the cleanup efforts.

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with 50 percent snow showers; temperature between 23 and 30 °F; winds at 6 mph, southwest increasing to 19 mph westsouthwest. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with 75 percent chance of snow showers; lows around 24 °F; winds shifting west at 16 mph.

UNIFIED COMMAND AND PERSONNEL:
Incident Commander: Glenn Guffey, Peter Pan Seafoods
S.O.S.C.: John Brown, ADEC
F.O.S.C.: CPT Jason Fosdick, U.S. Coast Guard

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Sielaff, ADEC (907) 269-7532

Further spill information is available at: http://www.dec.alaska.gov/spar/perp/response/sr_active.htm

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