View Full Version : North Slope Spill

2006-Mar-11, 06:11 AM
March 10, 2006
"A massive oil spill discovered earlier this month at Prudhoe Bay is the largest ever on Alaska's North Slope...Between 201,000 and 267,000 gallons of crude leaked from a ruptured transit line..." AP (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20060310-1638-wst-prudhoespill.html)

March 7, 2006
"...Cleanup workers who have been at the site have recovered 56,070 gallons of an oil-water mixture..." Reuters (http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2006-03-08T002218Z_01_N07401337_RTRIDST_0_SCIENCE-ENVIRONMENT-ALASKA-PRUDHOE-DC.XML&archived=False)

2006-Mar-11, 07:42 AM
The caribou have yet to file a complaint.

2006-Mar-11, 09:13 AM
The caribou have yet to file a complaint.
How do you know? I suspect they are complaining a lot, we just don't listen. :(

2006-Mar-11, 08:40 PM
Caribou don't seem to be a problem (http://www.pushhamburger.com/hidden.htm):
"..."The Alaska Fish and Game Department just did a study on the porcupine caribou in Prudhoe Bay. The size of the herds has increased since 1969 by 35 percent. The pipeline area is a protected designation and the caribou have figured this out. They have migrated into this area for protection," Lawler [an oil production manager with ARCO] said..."

2006-Oct-12, 02:49 AM
Bad vibes:
October 11, 2006
...A downhill portion of the 800-mile pipeline began vibrating after BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. shut down about half of Prudhoe Bay's production in early August..
"I've had people on the pipeline call me up and say, It's not like anything that's happened before. It's like an unbalanced washing machine bouncing on the floor,"' said Glen Plumlee, a former Alyeska inspector...
Reuters (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061011/us_nm/energy_alaska_pipeline_dc_1;_ylt=AimvNAm9UIzounVOZ CIdqiXmWMcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA--)