150 Gallons of Oil Spill in Unalaska

State conversation officials report a freight ship has spilled about 150 gallons of heavy oil in Unalaska.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says in a situation report that the ship Nelson Star spilled the oil when it was moored Wednesday at the Unalaska city dock.

A company was hired to contain and recover the oil. Boom has been deployed.

The report says a light sheen reached shore, but no wildlife has been affected.

The cause of the spill wasn’t immediately known. The Coast Guard is onsite monitoring the cleanup.

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