Marine Header Release
Past Work on Site
This spill was discovered on June 5, 2004. The City of Galena estimates approximately 1,000 gallons of #2 diesel fuel spilled approximately 100 feet from the Yukon River near the barge delivery header in Galena. The City of Galena utilities manager suspects that the rupture of the underground barge delivery pipeline made from High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) was due to the freezing and thawing of the ground resulting in stressing the pipe to the point of rupture. An estimated 550 gallons of free product was recovered from the spill site. Approximately 200 - 250 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed and placed on a liner. The contaminated soil will remain in Galena and the City will attempt to remediate the soil via biological activity. No observed impact to the Yukon River or any wildlife. This site was transferred from PERP.