May 25th, 2010
09:20 PM ET

Several thousand gallons of crude overflow tank in Alaska

Several thousand barrels of crude oil spilled into a containment area along the Alaska pipeline Tuesday when an open valve at a pump station allowed oil to overflow a tank, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said.

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  1. cando

    I wish the Congress would stop wasting BP’s money on hearings when there money is best spent on the fix.
    Why waste taxpayer’s money on hearings about something that’s
    happened, when the money is best spent on helping fix and clean up the problem.
    I wish my Gov. was more proactive instead of reactive.
    More money would be saved as well as time.
    If we focus on the fix not the blame we can get past this.
    The Corp of Eng. Should have been mobile ASAP. As well as FEMA. This was a gimme as I call it.
    Anyone could see that this had the potential to be catastrophic.
    And stopping off shore drilling won’t help anyone or anything.
    The problem was we forced them to go so far out that TECHNOGY was slow to catch up.
    Being a reactive Gov. they waited till something happened to figure out what to do. Something should have been asked about “What if” before it got built. Like leak at ground connection, pipe to rig, EXPLOSION OF RIG.
    Common sense question a high school student would ask, when a permit was issued.
    This should be turned into an educational and technological study as well as training by all private and public agencies.
    We need some good to come out of this and education and training for the next time will bring all involved together and make the best choices.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • youwildman

      wow candoe,
      too many
      errors in fact to
      even waste a minute of time
      on your babble.

      July 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kenny

    Anybody ever see the movie "Silent Running"? That's where we're headed.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. texaswaterwoman

    The real shame is the gvmt giving BP this long to do "everything under the sun" to control the leak and save the well when they should have attempted to plug the hole with mudd imediately. I guess they thought clean-up would be cheaper than drilling a new hole!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      please disregard this non reply

      May 25, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Doug

    Well there is nothing to clean up here other that removing the spill oil in the dike. This is not really news worthy. While not an everyday occurrence, but common enough throughout the industry that mitigation measures are in place. Would have been news if if the dikes capacity was exceeded.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. randy

    oh my god not again seriously we need to sue their asses so they would take their job more seriously next time, i mean THOUSANDS OF GALLON of that filthy thing that could not dispersed easily into our ecosystem? now that's f'ed up

    May 26, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fernando

    once there is no life forms living in the Golf of Mexico
    they are going to ask for more permits to drill since there won't be anything else to damage.
    Conspiracy Theory anybody?

    May 26, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. youwildman

    Sabotage? What cave have you nutcakes been living in? No one needs to sabotage BP–they hire people and pay them millions to do that from within the company. Try not to look at news events as isolated and wholly unrelated stories. It costs money to handle dangerous substances safely–yeah, a real pain in the neck for corporations, so many cut corners when they think they can get away with it and our man in charge of our secret energy policy for the first eight years of this decade was keen on making sure that we weren't too strict about managing safety and adhering to regulations and industry best practices standards. I think if you'd just read the other CNN story about the pipeline today, you'll see how silly your conspiracy theories sound.

    July 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
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