Alaska Pipeline Leaked Gas into Endangered Animals’ Habitat for Five Months

The Extinction Chronicles

The area has been subjected to a number of gas and oil leaks.

An underwater gas pipeline in Alaska that had been leaking gas for almost five months has finally been repaired.

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The 8-inch diameter pipeline, which supplies gas for power to four Hilcorp Alaska, LLC production platforms, was found leaking on Feb. 7 when a helicopter crew spotted gas bubbling near it.

An analysis of the flow found that the pipeline likely started to leak in mid-December. Hilcorp said floating ice and other weather conditions made it too dangerous for divers to reach the leak sooner.

Dive crews began working on repairing the leak on April 8 and finished Thursday night.

“Now that the leak has been stopped, over the next several days, as weather permits, further inspection and stabilization of both the oil and gas…

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2 thoughts on “Alaska Pipeline Leaked Gas into Endangered Animals’ Habitat for Five Months

  1. An 8-inch pipe leaking for 5 months! With this administration the pipes and drillings will increase. Any possible consequences mentioned?

  2. That does not only show how careless corporations can be, but also how irresponsible when it comes to people and planet.

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