Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Media Advisory

Date: April 2, 2009
Contact: Joint Information Center 
Phone: (907) 301.2074

Correction: Unified Command to hold press briefing at USGS Alaska Science Center

*Editor's Note: A press briefing will be held at the USGS Alaska Science Center at 1:00 p.m. today to provide an update on recent volcano activity and the Drift River Terminal. The media is encouraged to attend. Please address questions about the briefing to the Joint Information Center (907) 301.2074 Mob.

To call into the press briefing please dial 1 (877) 953 4172 and enter code 8654249 followed by the pound sign.
The USGS Alaska Science Center (previously referred to as the Alaska Volcano Observatory) is located on the Alaska Pacific University Campus at 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, Alaska.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Unified Command, Drift River Terminal Coordination, will be holding a press briefing today to provide an update on the Drift River event. USGS staff attached to the Alaska Volcano Observatory will provide an update on Mt. Redoubt's activity. 
Efforts continue to draw down the oil stored at the Drift River Terminal to safe working levels. A crew is on the ground at the terminal today conducting debris removal and clean-up operations. 
The Coast Guard District 17 website at http://www.uscgalaska.com or the State of Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation Site at http://www.dec.state.ak.us/spar/PPR/response/sum_fy09/090324201/090324201_index.htm.