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.
Clean-up efforts continue beneath Norton Sound Regional Hospital after a spill of hundreds of gallons of heating fuel.
Despite precarious ice conditions, local responders in Shishmaref are working to absorb the oily sheen discovered off the island’s north coast last week. The source of the substance remains unknown.
In Tuesday’s news: No active oil spill near St. Lawrence Island, Coast Guard and State still looking for source of oil that covered oiled wildlife this…
In Friday’s news: Investigation begins on St. Lawrence Island after separate reports found animals with oil on them; Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing seeking…