Response Update May 4, 2 p.m.

Injuries/Incidents, previous 72 hours 0/0
Barrels of oil and water recovered, total 1,350 barrels (56,700 gal.)
Total metered oil:

On water, On land, Total

On water: ~16 barrels (635 gal.)

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

Total: ~17 barrels (665 gal.)

Spill contained by boom? Yes
Responders ~150
New wildlife impacts 0
Vessels of Opportunity 1
Numerous excavations ongoing to determine flow path

Outflow is no longer entering Port Valdez at the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) small boat harbor after a temporary oily water transfer pipeline was connected and became operational on Sunday. The pipeline is delivering oily water from the oil/water separator at the water’s edge to the VMT’s Ballast Water Treatment facility.

On water, recovery efforts are ongoing. The area of active recovery has reduced over the course of the response. Boom currently in use is around 9,370 feet, down from more than 26,000 feet during the response’s peak activity.

On shore, excavations continue to verify the flow path from the sump spill source to the VMT small boat harbor. Crews are conducting the cold-water deluge technique to wet and clean the surface of the impacted shoreline at the VMT small boat 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 May 4, 2 p.m.

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