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Responders address cleanup of North Slope spill

...estimated 38,000-square-foot area around the leak was heavily to lightly misted by fluids.DEC on-scene coordinator Tom DeRuyter says responders do not have a solid estimate for how much liquid spilled.
Abandoned wells could cost millions to fix

...leaking crude onto the tundra at Cape Simpson. An estimated 30 to 50 gallons had spilled from a worn wellhead, said Tom DeRuyter, an environmental specialist with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The well is located in the...
Truck crash spills acid onto tundra

...spilled mixture covered a patch of tundra about 50 by 150 feet near a BP drilling site, 15 miles west of Deadhorse. Tom DeRuyter, with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said the mixture probably will kill the tundra but it's...
Alaska pipeline shut down following oil spill was hurt and the contamination should be limited to the gravel on top of the containment area?s liner, said Tom DeRuyter, on-scene spill coordinator for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Oil companies operating on Alaska...
Report says BP helped state in cheating probe a commission assistant when he forwarded the talking points. Norman wrote, "For incident investigation file." Tom DeRuyter, a DEC employee who took part in the investigation, said it was clear to him that the agencies and the companies were...
Giant North Slope oil spill likely caused by ice buildup

...of the oil and water congealed in a large pile under the pipe. "There is a lot of material on the ground," said Tom DeRuyter, the on-scene spill coordinator for the Alaska Department of Conservation. The pipeline normally carried 75 percent...
North Slope oil spill cleanup completed

...Processing Center for separation. It had been shut down by ice plugs. The department's on-scene coordinator, Tom DeRuyter, said crews hauled away the oily snow and tundra. The next step is restoration. BP will backfill the site and then...
BP will complete cleanup of methanol, oil spill at Lisburne before digging up pipe that failed

...valves by pressurizing a section of pipe that crosses beneath a road. The valves held up but the pipe failed, said Tom DeRuyter of the DEC's Spill Prevention and Response Division. "It obviously ruptured. We know that part. Why it ruptured...
Trans-Alaska oil pipeline remains shut down

...have the leak contained," she said. In the meantime, North Slope production has been cut to 5 percent of normal. Tom DeRuyter, the on-scene coordinator for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said four responders were working...
Oil pipeline operator works on bypass Vacuum trucks over the weekend sucked up between 378 and 420 gallons of oil from the pump station basement. Tom DeRuyter, the on-scene coordinator for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said Monday there was still a...


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