"Massive" oil spill in Alaska
Monday, March 13, 2006
BBC News is reporting "up to 267,000 (one million )" of crude oil has leaked from a pipeline in the oilfield. Although not as large as the in 1989, this is thought to be the largest spill on record affecting the .
The Alaska Wilderness League reports that there is "no confirmation" of the quantity of oil lost; but it points out that it is not only the oil that causes problems. The cleanup efforts will also have environmental impacts.
The Associated Press first reported this spill on 2 March.
- "Alaska hit by 'massive' oil spill" — , 11 March 2006
- "Spill May Be Alaskan North Slope's Largest" — , 10 March 2006
- "Caribou Crossing Oil Spill Could Be Largest in History of North Slope Oil & Gas Operations" — , 8 March 2006
- "Crude Oil Spills From Pipeline in Alaska" — , 2 March 2006
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