Diesel Fuel Identified in Downtown Juneau Sewer System
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~ On September 7, 2023, the CBJ Utility and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) launched a joint investigation after reports of diesel aromas in the Juneau downtown area and at the Juneau/Douglas waste treatment facility. Business owners and the Utility had reported the fuel smell directly to ADEC.

The source of the diesel entering the sewer system was quickly identified, however subsequent reports suggest that there may still be an active leak occurring. Diesel in the CBJ sewer system poses significant risks to human health and infrastructure, interferes with the waste treatment process, and jeopardizes our fisheries and environment.

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In order to help mitigate this issue, ADEC has asked for assistance from anyone who is aware of any leaking fuel tanks or pipes or knows of any other possible sources of fuels that may be discharging to our drainage and sewer systems. Reports can be made online at reportspills.alaska.gov or by calling their DEC response team office toll-free at 1-800-478-9300. For more information, contact Chad Gubala at (907) 586-0393.

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