- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) - Responders pumped an estimated 1,700 gallons of oily water from a secondary containment area after a fuel spill last week in the southeast village of Kake (KAYK).

KFSK-radio (https://bit.ly/1zop9FF) reports 900 gallons of unleaded gasoline spilled Dec. 7 at a tank farm owned by Kake Tribal Fuel.

Kake is a village of 600 on northwestern Kupreanof (koo-pree-AN-off) Island.

The leak was discovered when a resident smelled a strong fuel odor. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says a thumb-size hole was found in the tank.

The DEC found no effects on wildlife from the leak and detected no gas flowing into Keku Strait.

An estimated 5,500 gallons of gas leaked into saltwater a year ago when a fuel line broke at Kake Tribal’s dock.


Information from: KFSK-FM, https://www.alaska.net/~kfsk/

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