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...

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