Prudhoe Bay oil leak escaped monitor
Field output down $6 million a day; spill one of largest in fieldís history; BP will investigate whether detection system failed
Anchorage Daily News
The state four years ago fined BP $300,000 and ordered it to install an accurate leak-detection system on major Prudhoe Bay crude oil pipelines, including one that recently sent more than 21,000 gallons of oil oozing onto the tundra.
But the system didnít alert oil-field workers to that leak along....
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Source of leak identified
Two acres affected
Smell of oil uncommon
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