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Oil company works to contain leak in Alaska's North Slope


August 11, 2017

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — A Texas-based oil and gas company that last year said it discovered at least 6 billion barrels of oil under its land in northern Alaska is cleaning up more than 7,000 gallons (26,500 liters) of oil that leaked from a well.

Caelus Energy originally thought the leak in mid-June was just 5 gallons (19 liters, Alaska's Energy Desk reported ( ). The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation thinks most of the leak was contained to the gravel pad, but about 3 gallons (11 liters) of oil made it out to the tundra, said Tom DeRuyter, who is ove...

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