ANCHORAGE -

An oil spill response drill is set to take place at Port Clarence northwest of Nome Wednesday.

KNOM reports the spill response company Alaska Chadux is among those participating in the exercise near Teller and Brevig Mission. Chadux general manager Matt Melton says it's a new area for such a drill.

The goal is to deploy equipment from Nome to Teller on the 72-mile road connecting the two communities.

Melton says participants will put deflection boom on the Port Clarence side to simulate a fuel spill and try to keep the fuel out of Grantley Harbor.

Other participants are the Alaska Department of Conservation and Gay Sheffield, a marine biologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks marine advisory program.

The exercise comes amid industrial projects proposed for the area.