The barge, known as The Eddie, was dislodged by a surge of waves, started free floating and ran aground, which also caused the vessel to lose its excavator.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is coordinating the clean-up process of contaminated lands throughout the region and all over the State, including the clean-up of White Mountain’s oil drum storage site. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the entity responsible for the cleanup of this site, according to ADEC.
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.