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R-Pad Produced Water Leak

R-Pad, Prudhoe Bay, North Slope, Alaska.
Time/Date of Incident
The spill was discovered by BPXA at approximately 1:40 PM on December 2, 2009. BPXA notified ADEC at approximately 2:46 PM on December 2, 2009.
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The spill was from a 6-inch line carrying produced water inside a manifold building. BPXA estimates the amount spilled at 170 barrels (7,140 gallons). Approximately 120 barrels (5,040 gallons) remained within the building, while the remaining 50 barrels (2,100 gallons) spilled onto the gravel pad.
The cause of the spill is unknown and is under investigation.

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