Response Update April 26, 5:45 p.m.

Date: 5:45 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020

2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Admin Sump Incident Update

Injuries/Incidents 0 reported/2incidents*
Barrels of oily water recovered 1181 barrels (49,602 gal.)
Total metered oil 590 gal.
Spill contained by boom? Yes
Responders ~240
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.