Clean Water Action Grants are awarded to projects that serve waters needing to be restored and waters that are at-risk. But Nome isn’t at-risk or in need of renovation, yet.
Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation estimate 200 to 300 gallons of home heating oil have spilled after the failure of a fuel filter gasket.
A leaking gas line in Shishmaref has finally been fixed about a year and half after a village public safety officer first discovered an oily sheen along the northern coast of Sarichef Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
Diesel fuel leaking from a storage tank along a road in Wales has been contained, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.ADEC says it’s unknown how much fuel was in the tank when the leak began.
30 bags of oily waste were recovered from contaminated ice near Shishmaref, but the source of the petroleum leak remains unknown.
The communities of Quinhagak, Shageluk, Nunapitchuk, Buckland, and Akiachak will receive grants from the USDA’s branch of Rural Development for water, wastewater and solid waste projects.
The Rampart fuel spill response is on hold as the Village Council waits on grant funding to continue clean-up.
Norton Sound Regional Hospital continues its fuel spill recovery. Contaminated soil soon moving out of Nome neighborhood, Icy View.
The U.S. Coast Guard along with local responders are completing clean-up on the oil sheen discovered off the north coast of Shismaref. The search for the source of the spill continues.