Trans-Alaska Pipeline Oil Spills Near Fort Greely
The trans-Alaska pipeline remained shut down today as responders took a cautious approach to cleaning up crude oil that spilled into containment area.
North Slope oil production remains at a reduced level because of the pipeline problem.
Up to several thousand barrels of crude oil spilled Tuesday during a scheduled pipeline shutdown at a pump station near Fort Greely, about 100 miles south of Fairbanks. A spill of that size -- totaling over 100,000 gallons -- would be one of the largest ever for the 33-year-old pipeline.