Officials limit damage from possible Alaska oil spill fire

An oil spill along Alaska’s North Slope resulted in minimal damage after a trans-Alaskan pipeline burst on February 29, 2012, according to The Associated Press. BP Alaska closed the plant for precautionary measures, but began using the pipeline again one day later after no apparent damage was found.

Officials anticipate a full inspection will be conducted, but BP Alaska spokesman Steve Rinehart told the AP no oil spill or loss of containment has been discovered thus far. No employees were injured from the fire.

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