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Coast Guard denies giving OK to store fuel over beach


KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The operator of a remote Alaska lodge that was the site of a serious oil spill says he had Coast Guard permission to store petroleum in a bladder within a building suspended over a beach.

The Coast Guard denies it gave Mark Krall permission to store oil in the bladder kept in a building on pilings on Shuyak Island, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported .

The lodge is 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of the city of Kodiak.

A storm Feb. 23 with winds to 80 mph (130 kph) collapsed the building. The bladder broke, spilling nearly 3,000 gallons (11,356 liters) of bunker C fu...

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