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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...

2006-03-10 22:03:52

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A spill of salty, oil-laced produced water at the second-largest U.S. oil field contaminated a small area of snow-covered tundra and prompted the temporary shutdown of 15 oil wells and their associated pipelines, Alaska officials said on Friday. Field operator ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc discovered the spill from a pipeline leak at the Kuparuk oil field, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said. The spill spread over more than 375 square...


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