"Massive" oil spill in Alaska
Monday, March 13, 2006
BBC News is reporting "up to 267,000 gallons (one million litres)" of crude oil has leaked from a pipeline in the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. Although not as large as the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, this is thought to be the largest spill on record affecting the Alaska North Slope.
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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