Coast Guard responds to fuel spill in Alaska

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KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report that an underground diesel tank on Alaska’s Adak Island has leaked fuel.

Adak Petroleum personnel said Monday night that a tank containing about 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel had reportedly released an unknown amount into Sweeper Cove. The workers reported that the fuel is contained within the cove, and they are using recovery equipment to clean it up.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen says Coast Guard personnel and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation workers are making plans to fly to Adak on Tuesday to assess the size of the spill and monitor cleanup.