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2020 Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) Sump Oily Water Spill

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58-SU-3 Admin Sump, Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT)
7:55 p.m. April 12, 2020
Spill Id
Product/ Quantity
The type of product spilled is primarily a mixture of Alaska North Slope crude with water. Amount released is unknown at this time but will be estimated based on recovery numbers
The cause is under investigation, but early indicators suggest that the crude/water mixture was leaking from a sump that overflowed.

ADEC Situation Reports

Unified Command Press Releases

Fact Sheets

Date Title Link
04/17/2020 5:47 p.m. Friday, Boom Maintenance fact-sheet-9
04/17/2020 5:30 p.m. Friday fact-sheet-8
04/17/2020 10 a.m. Friday fact-sheet-7
04/16/2020 5:30 p.m. Thursday fact-sheet-6
04/16/2020 5 p.m. Thursday, COVID-19 precautions fact-sheet-5
04/16/2020 9:30 a.m. Thursday fact-sheet-4
04/15/2020 6 p.m. Wednesday fact-sheet-3
05/04/2020 2 p.m. Monday fact-sheet-29
05/01/2020 5:30 p.m. Friday fact-sheet-28
04/30/2020 5 p.m. Thursday fact-sheet-27
04/29/2020 6 p.m. Wednesday fact-sheet-26
04/28/2020 4:30 p.m. Tuesday fact-sheet-25
04/27/2020 4:30 p.m. Monday fact-sheet-24
04/26/2020 4 p.m. Sunday fact-sheet-23
04/25/2020 4 p.m. Saturday fact-sheet-22
04/24/2020 5:15 p.m. Friday fact-sheet-21
04/23/2020 5:45 p.m. Thursday fact-sheet-20
04/14/2020 9 a.m. Tuesday fact-sheet-2
04/23/2020 11 a.m. Thursday fact-sheet-19
04/22/2020 6 p.m. Wednesday fact-sheet-18
04/22/2020 10:30 a.m. Wednesday fact-sheet-17
04/21/2020 6 p.m. Tuesday fact-sheet-16
04/21/2020 11 a.m. Tuesday fact-sheet-15
04/20/2020 6 p.m. Monday fact-sheet-14
04/20/2020 1 p.m. Monday fact-sheet-13
04/19/2020 5:15 p.m. Sunday fact-sheet-12
04/18/2020 6 p.m. Saturday fact-sheet-11
04/18/2020 11 a.m. Saturday fact-sheet-10
04/14/2020 4 p.m. Tuesday fact-sheet-1


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Spill containment and recovery activities

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