Adak Spill Clean Up Still Underway

More than 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel and contaminated water have already been collected from the oil spill site in Adak. Two clean-up crews are working to recover the 142,800 gallons of diesel that spilled from a storage tank as it was being filled at Adak Petroleum on Monday. Most of the fuel was absorbed into the land. Unified Command spokeswoman Sara Francis says the clean-up crews are focusing on cleaning the water first. She says they’ve already removed most of the fuel that entered the small boat harbor. And the weather is working in their favor—rain is flushing the oil toward collection points and the waves are making it easier to clean up.

Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska

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