CIPL Drift River Crude Oil Spill

Location Drift River Terminal Facility (DRT facility), west side of Cook Inlet (Lat/Long: 60.602627/-152.174166)
Product/Quantity On July 2, CIPL reported 14 gallons of crude oil inside a valve box and one gallon to the ground. On July 29, CIPL reported a crude oil stain at the surface of one of the buried 20-inch fill line blind flanges in the pipe corridor between tanks 1 and 4. The quantity of this spill is unknown. The stain area was reported by CIPL to be 24 feet by 24 feet by 30 feet (triangular surface measurement). On August 10, free product was discovered while excavating a buried flange between tanks 2 and 3. The total spill volume is unknown at this time. CIPL will submit a spill volume estimate based on waste generated as part of the final report to ADEC.
Cause Over pressurization of the 20-inch fill line while emptying two tanks in preparation for internal inspection.
Time/Date of Incident There were two spills discovered associated with over pressurization of the 20-inch fill line. The first spill was discovered on July 2, 2016. The second spill was discovered on July 28, 2016.

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