Response Update April 28, 4:30 p.m.

Date: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Admin Sump Incident Update

Injuries/Incidents, previous 24 hours 0/0
Barrels of oil and water recovered, total 1,234 barrels (51,828 gal.)
Total metered oil: 

On water, On land, Total

On water: ~15 barrels (635 gal.) 

On land: Less than 1 barrel (30 gal.)

Total: ~16 barrels (665 gal.)

Spill contained by boom? Yes
Responders ~200
New wildlife impacts 0
Vessels of Opportunity 5
Numerous excavations ongoing to determine flow path

A system at the shoreline is removing sheen from the outflow of the spill source before it enters the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) small boat harbor. This system ties into the pipe carrying snowmelt and rainwater and helps capture the sheen before it gets to the small boat harbor. Further work to divert outflow from the pipe to other containment before it reaches the shoreline system continues.

On water, recovery efforts are ongoing. The boomed area impacted by the sheen has been decreased by more than three-quarters of its original size. On shore, excavations are underway to verify the flow path from the sump spill source to the harbor.

The source of the spill, isolated and secured on Monday, April 13, was a sump located about a quarter-mile uphill from the harbor.

Response Update April 28, 4:30 p.m.