Date: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020
2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Admin Sump Incident Update
|Barrels of oily water recovered||1155 barrels (48,510 gal.)|
|Total metered oil||590 gal.|
|Spill contained by boom?||Yes|
|New wildlife impacts||0|
|Vessels of opportunity||13|
|Numerous excavations ongoing to determine flow path|
The source of the spill, isolated and secured on Monday, April 13, was a sump located about a quarter-mile uphill from the Valdez Marine Terminal small boat harbor. On water, recovery efforts continue, and the impacted area has decreased by more than two-thirds. Excavations are underway on land to find the flow path from the sump to the harbor. A pipe carrying snow melt and rain water was identified as the outflow of the spill, and a system is now in place to remove the sheen before the water enters the harbor.
Response Update April 25, 345 p.m.