Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation is responding to an oil spill at the Marine Terminal in Valdez — at the end of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
On Sunday, equipment owned by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company malfunctioned and a mixture of North Slope Crude and water spilled under the snow. That mixture traveled over land and into the water in one of the tanker berths.
As of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Alyeska said that approximately 13,692 gallons of oily water had been recovered by an incident management team. Crews under contract with Alyeska have corralled a 30-foot by 30-foot area of oily water with fishing vessels and aircraft contracted to watch for any escapement.