PGE – Beaver Tank Farm

March 17, 2017

An item came up at the March 8th Port meeting. On March 16, 2016 during a regular and routine inspection of the tanks and piping at PGE’s Beaver Tank Farm, a small release of diesel fuel was discovered by PGE employees. As required by law, PGE reported the release to the applicable Oregon regulatory agency – Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – and had the release investigated, cleaned-up and recorded on the ODEQ website, fulfilling the requirements for this situation. In addition to the prompt cleanup, after the release, PGE voluntarily conducted a comprehensive cleanup of the tank farm. As the media reported several weeks ago, the PGE tank farm is expected to be sold to Global Partners. PGE has taken the necessary steps to ensure the tanks are safe. However, inspection shows that several of the tanks need improvement.  Upon completion of the sale Global will complete a thorough inspection of all tanks, valves and piping and will undertake a variety of upgrades and improvements prior to operation.  These upgrades will further ensure their safety and integrity for both the community and the environment.  The Port appreciates both PGE and Global Partners’ commitment to making our backyard safer, cleaner, and ready for commerce while protecting the environment.

Summary of Beaver tank farm spill and cleanup activities – March 10.1

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