Crude oil, saltwater soak Alaskan tundra

Wednesday, April 18th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Anchorage, Alaska-AP) -- Phillips Alaska says it's cleaned up most of a 92-thousand gallon crude oil and saltwater spill on Alaska's North Slope oil region.

Phillips Alaska is a subsidiary of Bartlesville-based Phillips Petroleum.

Alaska officials say the spill may be one of the largest in the region in the past five years and apparently was caused by corrosion in a pipe. The officials say little oil is included in the spill, which was discovered late Sunday night.

This is the fourth major spill on the North Slope this winter and the second believed to be caused by corrosion.