Adak Petroleum

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

Alaska

Case Status

Restoration

Location

Adak Small Boat Harbor, Helmet Creek, Sweeper Cove, Aleutian Islands

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Anadromous Fish

Case Description

Adak Petroleum, LLC owned a 4.8 million gallon underground fuel tank which is part of the Adak fuel storage tank facility on Adak Island in central Aleutian Islands of Alaska. On January 11, 2010 fuel was being transferred from a tanker the adjacent loading dock when Adak's fuel tank was overfilled, releasing approximately 142,000 gallons of diesel fuel to navigable water. Oil from the discharge was found over 2 km of Helmet Creek and 205 acres of associated riparian habit. Fuel from the release entered Helmet Creek, and flowed into the small boat harbor at Sweeper Cove. Oil from the discharge was found over approximately 9.2 acres of marine habitat and shoreline in Sweeper Cove. Fuel from the incident caused injuries to natural resources, including the oiling of birds, fish, and their habitats, and also had an impact upon recreational uses of natural resources and other public resources.

Credit: NOAA


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Assessment

 FONSI FWS FONSI 05/24/2013
 FONSI NOAA FONSI 05/19/2013
 Assessment Plan Restoration Plan, Damage Assessment and Environmental Assessment  

Settlement

 Complaint Complaint 07/02/2013
 Consent Decree Consent Decree 07/01/2013

Restoration

 Restoration Monitoring Report 2014 Helmet Creek Restoration Monitoring Report 12/18/2014
 Restoration Monitoring Report Compliance Inspection Report Helmut Creek 01/10/2014
 Restoration Plan Helmet Creek Restoration Work Plan 04/13/2013

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Case Contact

Alaska FWS Regional Office

1011 East Tudor Road, MS 361, Anchorage, AK, 99503 | (907) 786-3866 | http://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/contaminants/index.htm

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