GC-2 Tank 8511 Spill
- Prudhoe Bay, Western Operating Area, Gathering Center 2 (GC-2)
- The spill was discovered at approximately 10:00 AM on December 19, 2006 and reported to ADEC by BPXA at 10:25 AM.
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- Product/ Quantity
- BPXA has estimated the spill volume at 255,152 gallons of produced water and 126 gallons of crude oil.
- The investigation determined that the cause of the release was mechanical failure involving the agitation jets used to suspend solids near the bottom of the tank. Misalignment of a jet caused a hole to erode through the bottom of the tank.
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December 19, 2006
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