Date: 5:45 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020
2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Admin Sump Incident Update
|Barrels of oily water recovered||1181 barrels (49,602 gal.)|
|Total metered oil||590 gal.|
|Spill contained by boom?||Yes|
|New wildlife impacts||0|
|Vessels of opportunity||9|
|Numerous excavations ongoing to determine flow path|
* Two operational incidents reported per Alyeska policy that did not impact response nor result in equipment damage.
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.