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State Considering Plan for Submerged Dozer
State officials are considering a plan to stabilize and remove a bulldozer that submerged in a remote lake in south-central Alaska in May, killing its driver.
JUNEAU- State officials are considering a plan to stabilize and remove a bulldozer that submerged in a remote lake in south-central Alaska in May, killing its driver.
Concerns have been raised about the time it's taken to deal with the situation.
Robert Gerlach is a Talkeetna Community Council member who recently flew over the site. He reported seeing an "oily sheen." He says he was surprised to see no boom or other apparent effort to contain any leaked fluids.
Steven Russell, with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, says the agency has gotten reports of periodic small areas of sheen that the agency and responsible contractor are monitoring.
Russell says the sheen is believed primarily to be coming from diesel fuel and the amount that's escaped is relatively small.
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