Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation
Since 2009, more than 7,800 tons of contaminated soil polluted the remote location of Test Well No. 9 near Umiat, a historic oil exploratory base camp. The conditions are harsh with the site located more than 100 miles from the nearest road system in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. Several long trains of snow-tracked machinery transported the material to the disposal staging area.