Tundra Rehabilitation: GC2 Oil Transit Line Release (2006)

This report documents the transition of oversight responsibility from the incident management team (IMT) to the clean-UD project team for the GC2 oil transit line release. The overall goal of the effort is to minimize further long term damage to the tundra during oil spill cleanup operations and to help restore the tundra damaged from the oil spill.

Crude oil was discovered March 2006. The best available estimate on the volume of oil spilled of 201,000 gallons +/- 33%, BPXA and ADEC initiated various analyses to determine the final spill volume. Based on these analyses and subsequent laboratory reviews, on March 25, 2008 the Unified Command ratified the final volume of the spill as 212,252 gallons. Thecomponents of the final spill volume consist of the following: • 199,191 gallons of liquid crude oil recovered and evaporated from the spill site; • 12,909 gallons entrained in the tundra trimmings/soil removed from the site; • 152 gallons entrained in the gravel removed from the site.

The links below to ADEC and EPA incident websites include further reporting and photos.

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Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics environment
Primary Organization BP Exploration Alaska Inc.
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Created May 20, 2022, 06:59 (AKDT)
Last Updated May 20, 2022, 07:08 (AKDT)