by Rebecca Palsha
Saturday, January 2, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard says a diesel spill in the village of Tatitlek may have now flowed into Prince William Sound.
Coast Guard officials say a switch on a fuel tank failed on Thursday night, spilling 600 to 700 gallons of fuel on a hill above the sound.
Officials were at the village Saturday and found the ground near the tank saturated from the spill. They say there is light seepage into nearby water, creating a light, silvery sheen in the sound.