Corrosion found in piping at terminal; Alyeska plans fix

By AUSTIN LOVE Council Project Manager In 2012, Alyeska identified a 6 inch wide area of external corrosion on crude oil piping near the end of one of their oil-loading berths, known as Berth 5, at the Valdez Marine Terminal. Corrosion in the 48 inch diameter pipe is of particular concern, as it is located over water. … Continue reading

Council weighs in on terminal contingency plan changes

By LINDA SWISS Council Project Manager The oil spill contingency plan for the Valdez Marine Terminal is undergoing an update, and the council recently had an opportunity to comment on the changes. The plan, known officially as the Valdez Marine Terminal Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, contains detailed information about how an oil spill at the terminal can be contained and cleaned up, and ways to prevent an oil spill in the first place. By law, these plans are required to be reviewed and updated every five years, and these changes are a part of that regular cycle. … Continue reading