Thousands of gallons of oily water spill into Alaska harbor

    The Valdez Marine Terminal.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said thousands of gallons of oily water have been contained after a spill near the Valdez Marine Terminal’s small boat harbor.

    Alyeska Pipeline Service Company workers reported the spill at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Alyeska operates the pipeline and said a team had recovered about 13,000 gallons of oily water in Port Valdez as of Tuesday morning.

    A preliminary report by the environmental conservation department suggests the spill originated in a sump that overflowed.

    The agency said the trans-Alaska pipeline is operating as normal.

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