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Officials: 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled into Sitka Sound


SITKA (AP) — Officials estimate that about 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into Sitka Sound following the discovery of a leak at the city's power plant.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports 30,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a storage tank into a backup containment area. However, city administrator Mark Gorman says some of that was accidentally released into the city's storm water system when a release valve failed.

Officials said they recovered 23,000 gallons. They said it was unlikely that all of the remaining 7,000 gallons went into the sound especially since diesel evaporates quick...

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