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Dillingham Public Works Department unable to dispose of waste oil

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Katherine Moncure
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KDLG
Dillingham Public Works buildings

The waste oil tanks at the city public works shop are full and the Public Works Department is unable to accept any more waste oil from boats. Kelsa Brandenburg, executive assistant for the City of Dillingham, said the City uses an oil burner to dispose of waste oil, but the burner is currently broken.

A 500-gallon tank is set up in the boat harbor while the city works to repair the burner. Fisherfolk can bring waste oil there until the end of August.

Get in touch with the author at Katherine@kdlg.org or at (907) 842-2200.

Katherine is covering local stories in Dillingham and the Bristol Bay area for the summer of 2022, and she's excited to be in Alaska for the first time. She's passionate about all forms of storytelling, and she recently graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, a 15-week intensive in radio and podcast production. When not working on stories or hosting the morning news, Katherine enjoys cooking, reading, and going on aimless walks. She'll pet any dog that wants attention.