Powerful forces challenge buried line
Alaska gas pipeline needs to remain safely buried for decades in miles of chilled earth, permafrost and discontinuous permafrost
Researcher/writer for the Office of the Federal Coordinator
Winter, water and wicking
Teams of scientists have studied burying chilled-gas pipelines in cold soil multiple times over the decades.
In the early 1970s, when the first plans were hatched for moving Prudhoe Bay gas to market, a consortium of pipeline and oil companies set up testing sites in Canada....
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