Assessments continue for oil spill in Shuyak Strait

From: U.S. Coast Guard District 17

KODIAK, Alaska (KTUU) - Response teams are continuing cleanup efforts, including site assessments of an oil spill 49 miles north of Kodiak in Shuyak Strait.

The Coast Guard said in a release, earlier this week the spill initially occurred Monday morning, “after an abandoned building collapsed during extreme weather conditions.”

On Saturday, officials wrote in a news release, absorbent materials have been set within the boom to collect the “spilled product.”

Officials said there have been no reports of wildlife being impacted, but teams are conducting wildlife assessments in the area twice a day.On site debris cleanup will begin when response crews are given an assessment of the dock’s structural stability, according to the Coast Guard.

"Our responders are diligently making progress on site assessment and oil containment," said Capt. Sean MacKenzie, Unified Command's Federal on Scene Coordinator. "Since arriving on scene the Unified Command has gained a better understanding of the next steps needed for site cleanup."

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