Response Update May 1, 5:30 p.m.

2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Admin Sump Incident Update

Injuries/Incidents, previous 24 hours 0/0 incident
Barrels of oil and water recovered, total 1,276 barrels (53,592 gal.)
Total metered oil: 

On water, On land, Total

On water: ~16 barrels (686 gal.) 

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

Total: ~17 barrels (716 gal.)

Sheen contained by boom? Yes
Responders Less than 170
New wildlife impacts 0
Vessels of Opportunity 1

A system at the shoreline is capturing sheen from the outflow of a pipe carrying snowmelt and rainwater before it enters the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) small boat harbor.

On water, recovery efforts are ongoing. The boomed area impacted by the sheen continues decreasing.

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

The next update to this site is scheduled for Monday, May 4.

Response Update May 1, 5:30 p.m.