Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2019 Sampling Results and Interpretations by James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, 951.431.200301.2019AnnualRpt.pdf (6.7 MB) - This annual report summarizes and interprets the Council’s oil pollution monitoring work for the year. Mussels, sediments, and special sampling devices are collected and analyzed in order to monitor oil contamination associated with the operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers.
Secondary Containment Liner Integrity Evaluation by Geosyntec, Secondary-Containment-Liner-Integrity-Evaluation.pdf (2.8 MB) - This report identified and reviewed non-destructive methods that could be used at the Valdez Marine Terminal to test the integrity of the now 40-year-old buried secondary containment liners installed at the East Tank Farm. The report recommended two types of liner testing for consideration, tracer gas testing and a geophysical technique called electrical leak location testing.
Hinchinbrook Entrance Wind Wave Extremes by Tetra Tech, Hinchinbrook-Entrance-Wind-Wave-Extremes.pdf (18.3 MB) - This research sought to better predict closure conditions for Hinchinbrook Entrance. The study found that Hinchinbrook Entrance would more likely be closed to tanker traffic due to high waves, than winds.
Coping With Technological Disasters Guidebook - Version 3 by PWSRCAC, Coping-With-Technological-Disasters-Guidebook-Version-3.pdf (1.4 MB) - The Council has updated its guide for communities dealing with technological disasters (such as an oil spill). Coping with Technological Disasters – A User-Friendly Guidebook was first developed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill and is based on the experiences in after the spill. The guide explains how a technological disaster is different than a natural disaster and provides strategies for dealing with the mental health impacts and chronic long-term psychological and physical impacts associated with such an event. The guide is available online. Hard copies can be requested through our Anchorage office at 907-277-7222.