January 2011 Vol. 238 No. 1

In The News

Alaska Report Calls For Improved Leak-Detection Technology On North Slope

Nearly every week on average since 1995, the North Slope oil fields have had a spill from a pipeline, a well, a tank or other equipment, according to a study by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation published last month in the Anchorage Daily News. That could be mitigated by close leak detection and pipeline regulation that might reduce the size and frequency of the spills, the study said. BP Alaska spokesman Steve Rinehart said he hadn’t seen the agency’s report yet, but said the company has an aggressive leak-detection and maintenance program on the Slope. “We’ve done more than 220,000 external and internal inspections so far in 2010 on t

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