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Swanson River Crude

Location
Swanson River Oil Field is in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The spill occurred above a buried pipeline corridor containing both active and inactive piping along the roadway near pad 21-27.
Time/Date of Incident
Contamination was discovered at 4:30 PM on July 20, 2010 by a power pole survey crew. Chevron reported the spill to ADEC at 8:15 PM on July 20, 2010.
Spill Number
10239920101
Product/Quantity
Chevron has estimated the spill to be approximately 630 gallons of crude oil from an undetermined source.
Cause
External corrosion from compromised coating on the pipe.

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