Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Unified Command Photo Gallery
Photo Date: 11/30/2009
Three phase product on tundra. Terminal edge of contamination visible. Spill location at saddle in photo. Raised material under pipeline is the product. ADEC responder surveys spilled product.
Three phase product on tundra. Terminal edge of contamination visble.       Spill location at saddle in photo. Raised material under pipeline is the product.       ADEC responder surveys spilled product.      
Photo Date: 12/01/2009
Photo of gear staged at spill site. The snow machines with sleds were used during night operations to remove lightly contaminated snow rea of heaviest contamination mounded directly under the oil-water release site on the pipeline.
Photo of gear staged at spill site. The snow machines with sleds were used during night operations to remove lightly contaminated snow.       Area of heaviest contamination mounded directly under the oil-water release site on the pipeline.       Photo of spill site and mounded contamination under line.
Photo Date: 12/02/2009
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Spill response workers continued around-the-clock removal of snow misted with oil.       Spill response workers continued around-the-clock removal of snow misted with oil.       The oil gas and produced water spill has formed a five foot bumpy mound.
Photo Date: 12/03/2009
Response workers construct cleanup-equipment staging area. An ADEC contractor samples the LCP-L03 spill area. Crews constructed a 200 ft by 200 ft staging area as part of the Phase 2 spill cleanup operations, which is now underway.
Response workers construct cleanup-equipment staging area.       An ADEC contractor samples the LCP-L03 spill area. Crews constructed a 200 ft by 200 ft staging area as part of the Phase 2 spill cleanup operations, which is now underway.      
Crews constructed a 200 ft by 200 ft staging area as part of the Phase 2 spill cleanup operations, which is now underway.    
Crews constructed a 200 ft by 200 ft staging area as part of the Phase 2 spill cleanup operations, which is now underway.    
Photo Date: 12/04/2009
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Completed staging area near the spill site.       Crews collected approximately 40 cubic yards of contaminated snow from the heavily contaminated area in the South Division.       Liquid product found during cleanup operations.      
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Cleanup Operations       Cleanup Operations       Cleanup Operations
Photo Date: 12/05/2009
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Crews use steamer equipment to melt contaminated material for collection with a vacuum rig.       An ADEC responder watches as samples are taken from a holding tank approved for use as a liquid waste container.       Collected solid contaminated material stored within the East Dock ice pit. Material will be held at the East Dock ice pit until it is melted and the volume of collected oil measured.      
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Crew works around location being steam treated.       An ADEC responder points out cleanup location that has been utilizing the steamer tactic.        
Photo Date: 12/06/2009
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Crews manually collect contaminated snow from the spill site.       A wooden walkway was constructed along the main footpath at the spill site to protect the tundra.       The constructed ice berm around the spill site.      
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Ice berm around the spill site; small red marker flags delineate the spill area.       The ice berm surrounding the spill site and the 18-inch and 24-inch pipelines in the background.        
Photo Date: 12/07/2009
Crews use steamer equipment to melt contaminated material for collection with a vacuum rig.
Crews use steamer equipment to melt contaminated material for collection with a vacuum rig. A small bobcat works to clear contaminated snow from along the gravel road. Spill responders work within the area of heaviest contamination.
   
The Site Safety Officer speaks with crew onsite, insuring safe cleanup operations    
Photo Date: 12/08/2009
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ADEC responders speak with crews on site.       Staging area at the spill site.       A rollagon moves contaminated soil from the spill site to the Lisburne Production Center (LPC). Rollagons have large oversized tires which allow them to drive on tundra without causing damage.
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A bobcat collects contaminated snow for removal during cleanup operations. BPXA is using equipment to collect and remove contaminated snow during Phase 2 cleanup operations. Large containers are filled with contaminated snow and transferred via rollagons to the LPC where they are moved to trucks and driven to the East Dock ice pit for storage.      
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A bobcat removes contaminated snow within the Hot Zone during cleanup operations.       The spill site is lit for 24-hour a day operations.  
Photo Date: 12/09/2009
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Clean up continues at the site on a 24-hour basis.       A bobcat rubber-track loader is mechanically collecting contaminated material from within the heavily contaminated area.       Equipment outside the contaminated area ferries containers of contaminated snow to a rolligon that will transport the material to the East Dock ice pit for storage.
Photo Date: 12/10/2009
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Looking down the ruptured pipeline; insulation that normally encompasses the pipe sticks out from the side of the rupture location.       View of ruptured 18-inch pipeline from a side angle. Looking up at the hole in the ruptured pipeline.      
Photo Date: 12/12/2009
   
Bobcat with a “trimmer” on the front.          
Photo Date: 12/13/2009
   
A portion of the spill area after mechanical “trimming.”     
Photo Date: 12/22/2009
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Cleanup operations. Cleanup operations. Cleanup operations.