Latest Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Stories

2009-01-14 07:50:00

According to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corroded pipeline ruptured on Christmas Day in the ConocoPhillips' Kuparuk Alaskan oil field dumping 94,920 gallons of oil-laced water onto the North Slope. The spill had little effect on production and was nearly cleaned up by Tuesday, said DEC officials. According to Ed Meggert, on-scene spill response coordinator for the DEC, one well had to be shut in after the spill was discovered. "It remains shut in, and the...

2006-02-02 15:50:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An oil tanker carrying nearly 5 million gallons of oil and gasoline was struck by an ice floe and ran aground while loading oil products at an Alaska refinery on Thursday, causing a spill, a state official and the refining company said. "At this time we do not have an estimate as to the amount of product released," refinery owner Tesoro Corp. said in a statement. The Tesoro-chartered double-hulled tanker, the Seabulk Pride, was loading heavy...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).