From the AP thru ADN
ANCHORAGE, Alaskaó A project to expand the harbor in Whittier has stirred up oil spilled from the 1964 earthquake.
The Alaska Public Radio Network says dredges began pulling up gravel that was oily last month.
The unanticipated problem has added to the cost of the $4 million project. Dredging work had to be halted while regulators decided what to do with the contaminated gravel. It was piled up on nearby Alaska Railroad property.
The oil is from a tank farm dating back to the Second World War when Whittier was a military post.
During the earthquake, the tank farm was hit by several tidal waves, one more than 100 feet high. Millions of gallons of fuel were released. While some of it burned, some sank.
I wonder what the launch fees are going to be now??