3 votes Trans-Alaska pipeline under threat from thawing permafrost Posted October 1, 2021 by skybrian Tags: climate change, energy, usa.ak, permafrost, infrastructure, oil, pipelines, fossil fuels, disasters.structural, arctic, author.david hasemyer https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-change-trans-alaska-pipeline-under-threat-from-thawing-permafrost Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Published Jul 14 2021 Word count 2754 words 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK balooga October 1, 2021 Link The irony is palpable. The irony is palpable. 7 votes skybrian (OP) October 1, 2021 Link From the article: From the article: This appears to be the first instance that the pipeline supports have been damaged by “slope creep” caused by thawing permafrost, records and interviews with officials involved with managing the pipeline show. In response, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved the use of about 100 thermosyphons — tubes that suck heat out of permafrost — to keep the frozen slope in place and prevent further damage to the pipeline’s support structure. 1 vote
The irony is palpable.
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