Alaska DEC being kept apprised of city's efforts to clean up approx. 242 gallons of gas spilled behind DPS building.
Approximately 242 gallons of gasoline were spilled at the Dillingham Department of Public Safety building Sunday night. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more:
Audio transcript below ...
The City says an employee accidentally bumped into equipment where the gas pump used by police officers is located behind the DPS building. That happened Sunday evening. By Sunday night, it was noticed that there was a leak, and the tank was turned off and disconnected from its electrical hook up.
When NAPA opened Monday, the City purchased some absorbent materials and began clean-up efforts. The spill was reported to DEC, which said that the cold temperatures would help prevent the gasoline from leaching too far in the soil. DEC is advising the City on how to continue the clean-up.
DEC requires all spills of petroleum products on land in excess of 55 gallons be reported immediately.