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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.
Prudhoe Bay spill cleanup continues

...remove snow contaminated with oil from an area around a well house where a pipe broke in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. Tom DeRuyter, the state's on-scene spill coordinator, said the area around the well house is misted with oil. He said 72 cubic...
Fuel spill closes village school

...also was heavily contaminated by the heavy oil. The fuel also was found on the ground beneath the elevated school, Tom DeRuyter with the DEC said. No injuries have been reported. Classes for the affected 38 students are cancelled through Friday...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Prudhoe Bay oil spill as much as 100 gallons now

...doing a routine inspection. The break in the 6-inch line occurred where the production line left the well house. Tom DeRuyter, the state's on-scene spill coordinator, said an investigation continues into why the line separated. Cleanup...
Alaska Digest

...reached the bridge over the Tanana but did not get to a drain hole, and no fuel spilled into the open water, said Tom DeRuyter, a DEC environmental program specialist in Fairbanks. Most of the fuel was trapped by an access road belonging to...


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