- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The American subsidiary of a Spanish oil company will pay just over $30,000 after a 2013 spill on Alaska’s North Slope.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Repsol E&P; USA will pay to settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act. The company didn’t immediately return an email to The Associated Press on Thursday seeking comment.

State authorities said 6,600 gallons spilled April 9, 2013, at a Repsol well 18 miles northeast of the village of Nuiqsut (noo-IK’-sit) on the Colville River Delta.

Most of the fluid was contained in a secondary containment area but about 500 gallons sprayed over an acre of snow-covered tundra.

The EPA says most of the spill was cleaned up within four days.



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