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Situation Report 1 - Dalton Hwy MP 86 Truck Rollover



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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Division of Spill Prevention and Response
Prevention and Emergency Response Program

SITUATION REPORT

Colville Truck Rollover Dalton Highway MP 86

SITREP #: 1

SPILL #: 15309905601

TIME/DATE OF DISTRIBUTION: 4:00 p.m. February 25, 2015

POTENTIAL RESPONSIBLE PARTY (PRP): Colville, Inc.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Dalton Highway milepost 86, approximately 30 miles north of the Dalton Highway Yukon River crossing.

TIME/DATE OF SPILL: Colville reported the spill to ADEC at 11:18 a.m. on February 25, 2015. The time of the incident has not yet been determined.

TYPE/AMOUNT OF PRODUCT SPILLED: The Colville tractor-trailer was transporting ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). Colville estimates approximately 3,000-4,000 gallons of ULSD was released to the environment.

CAUSE OF SPILL: A Colville tractor-trailer hauling fuel from Fairbanks lost traction and slid backward off the roadway and rolled in to the ditch. The rear compartment of the trailer ruptured when hitting a tree stump.

SOURCE CONTROL: None at this time.

RESPONSE ACTION: Colville has dispatched response personnel to control the source, recover free product, remove the wreck and initiate the cleanup. Colville is hiring Emerald Services (Alaska), Inc. to assist with the cleanup. Equipment in route includes a vacuum truck to recover free product, a tow truck, Colville’s response trailer containing various resources to be used during the cleanup, as well as an empty tanker-trailer to offload the affected trailer. Two ADEC responders are in route to oversee response actions.

RESOURCES AFFECTED: To be determined.

FUTURE PLANS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: ADEC will continue to monitor the response. ADEC will review plans being developed by Colville to contain and recover released product.