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Site Report: Alyeska VMT East Tank Farm Tank 14 Draw Sump 54-DS-14

Site Name: Alyeska VMT East Tank Farm Tank 14 Draw Sump 54-DS-14
Address: East Tank Loop Road, Valdez Marine Terminal, Valdez, AK 99686
File Number: 1200.38.058
Hazard ID: 25918
Status: Active
Staff: Grant Lidren, 9072698685
Latitude: 61.080417
Longitude: -146.384750
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

We make every effort to ensure the data presented here is accurate based on the best available information currently on file with DEC. It is therefore subject to change as new information becomes available. We recommend contacting the assigned project staff prior to making decisions based on this information.


On 7/20/2012, it was discovered that the soil compaction under a concrete sump at the Valdez Marine Terminal, East Tank Farm, Tank 14 had failed, allowing the upper and lower halves of the sump to separate. Over time, oily water leaked out of the sump. The bottom of the sump was below the catalytically blown asphalt liner beneath the tank farm and adjacent to a perforated CMP drain that is excavated into bedrock. Contaminated gravel was excavated to the edge of their trench protection. Contamination appears to continue towards the west along this 0.04% graded trench in the bedrock. The plume is probably co-mingled with the plume from Crude Tank 14 Containment, but free product in T14-MW1, T14-MW2, and T14-MW3 is associated with another source area (VMT Crude Tank 14 Containment; 1200.38.024), not solely this record. Addtionally, Bioventing and monitoring is conducted and reported under the East Tank Farm record (1200.38.017).

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
9/11/2012 Spill Transferred from Prevention Preparedness and Response Program Spill transferred by PERP staff John Engles. Spill no. 12229920204; spill date = 7/20/12; substance = crude oil; quantity = unknown (estimated at 10 gallons); source = tank 14 draw sump 54-DS-14. Mitzi Read
9/24/2012 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Mitzi Read
9/24/2012 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 79338 name: Tank 14 Draw Sump 54-DS-14 Mitzi Read
12/19/2012 Update or Other Action This site exists within the East Tank Farm, which is typically reported under another record (1200.38.017 - VMT East Tank Farm). Richard Bernhardt
4/24/2013 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 79338 Tank 14 Draw Sump 54-DS-14. Richard Bernhardt
2/4/2014 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Bill Janes

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