Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Incident Description
Location BPXA Flow Station 2 located on the East Operation Area of North Slope, Alaska
Product/Quantity BPXA has estimated that 28,350 gallons of a produced water/crude oil mixture was released into a building (module) at Flow Station 2. Of the approximately 28,350 gallons released, BPXA estimates 1500 gallons escaped to the gravel pad and approximately 200-400 gallons of the produced water were released onto the adjacent tundra. The produced water released from the facility co-mingled with standing storm water on the gravel pad before being release onto the tundra.
Cause A check valve failed on a 6” produced water line during the restart phase of plant operations.
Time/Date of Spill The spill was discovered at 2:55 PM on June 18, 2004 . BPXA reported the spill to ADEC at 3:10 PM .
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