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Flint Hills Refinery Crude Release

Location
Flint Hills Resources Oil Refinery in North Pole.
Time/Date of Incident
A Flint Hills Resources operator discovered the spill while conducting a routine inspection on February 26 at 3:30 PM. The spill was reported to ADEC at 3:27 PM on February 28, 2012.
Spill Number
12309905701
Product/Quantity
Flint Hills Resources estimates approximately 1,800 gallons of crude oil was released into Tank 103’s secondary containment at Flint Hills Resources Oil Refinery.
Cause
The exact cause of the spill is unknown at this time. A suspected sump system valve is being examined to determine if crude oil back flowed into the containment area from the system piping. The suspected valve was closed when the incident occurred.

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