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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1971 TH UTKBSIDGE HEUilO 41 Military has operated pipeline for 15 years No apparent environmental damage By KENT STOCK Alaska d hundreds of miles from the since were caused by miliarjhas operated a 02o mile nearest four by bullet fuel pipeline through varrels ofiet fuel was Fate of the transAlaska pioe one when a motor vehicle northern Canada for more 15 years without apparent last ing environmental a United States Army report s marineiifeby of the in Washing on and Anchorage FEW RECORDS KEPT initial spill The report said The army pipeline was built There was never a require that monitoring of this stream in 19M55 under supervision of ment to report environmental bv fisheries experts continues the Corps of Engineers to sup damage caused by petroleum was caused by line hinges on construction sup struck a valve and and added that other environply an assortment of fuels to it As a mental damage appeared negli1 terior Alaska military reserva1 few official records s or ob i sensations were made that re 1 fleet tins area of concern so another The armv reports being prepared by when buried was ruptured indicated the bottom of the interior department after by a power pole the re call stream was bared environmental impact hearings port said The eightinch line was de signed and built in the midUJOs before ecology became a hoise hold Beginning at the deepwater port of Haines in Alaskas southeastern t h e ons pipeline snakes over mountain existing pipeline has LINES DIFFERENT passes as high as and manv of same probThe existing pipeline is only prevalent today crosses 26 major rivers through jems those encountered by onesixth the diameter of the The most serious oil spill on the Yukon and British Columbia seven cl firms hooin to build proposed 48Lnch transAlaska record occurred near Deza to Alaska and OBCrate an Subfile The fuel it carries is much deash Lake in The Yukon m To the report the yaska crude Dipeline fom lighter ihan crude oil Its route when about 4000 army line has withstood Arctic coast to the Gulf of is hundred miles south banels of diese fuel were subzero tempei of that which the commerThe army said it was caused and But it pipeline can cial pipe would be frcm a corrosion break where also says the line has been the until approval for The army line has a dailv the pipeline was buried in an source of more than a doen construction is granted by the pumping c a p a c i t y of about area of predominantly com documented spills ranging from department while the larger sionconduch e soils a few barrels to terms of National Environ line could deliver more than two The army said the fish kill i and is in a deteriorating con1 The board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Community Action Program passed a reso Safeway Sale Days Come and Save at the Big Taste Tells Canned Foods and Safeway Brands Coffee and Tea SALE On This PRICES EFFECTIVE This Week March 31April 3 in Lethbidge and Taber ADDI C IIIIPT I00 JTll I Lt JUlWt Tosta Tells from Concentrate 48 f tin J for 4 75 mental Policy More than 75 per cent of the route crosses federal OPPOSED pleted the transAlaska lire Conservationists and others would cost more than mil lution last month asking express fear that construction of William Egan to appoint a j commercial pipeline will But those involved in con board to investigate a spill last narra Alaskas ecology and struction and operation of the September into a tributary of w i 1 d 1 i f e populations perma military line have dealt with the Chilkat about 20 and will open the last I many of the problems facing miles north of It also 1 sizeable American wilderness to the Alyeska Pipeline Service and have learned a number million barrels of oil to Yaldez was considered but The military facility cost added that as of last almost million when comlake fishing was fair to that the pipeline be i facechanging and until it is satisfactorily They raise the nossihiltv i of enviro Although the army reports no serious problems caused by per niafrost considered one of the engineering question marks in the transAlaska it has learned several lessons from operations in severe win ter Some critics of the trans Alaska pipeline say that because the line will be moving hot oil I asked closed until it is satisfactorily also raise the nossihiltv i of environmental lessons shown to be in good OISpiUs jn shipping the oil by The history of the Haines The resolution had been re tanker from the southj Faubanks pipeline is contained over of heavy quested by Tlingit Indians in j ern terminus of the proposed Haines and nearby jine to Washington state and in a report compiled recently at j the pipe may buckle and break the request of Fairbanks Mayor if the hot oil melts iceladen soil Be at 426 6th Street ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING Thursday FREE GIFT along the est This possibility is of considerable concern to Canada The oil which have formed Alyeska Pipeline Service in their joint contend the Alaskan Ime is the only practical and with his testimony last month at hearings in It was prepared by the petroleum directorate of the Army in The report contains limited information on a dozen spills army report said its south of the Arctic C i r c 1 e i s laid over ground which contains mostly patchy permafrost which does not have as high a water content as permafrost north of smell the value One whiff of fresh roasted Nabob and you know its going to deliver your moneys In flavor the Wests most In freshness sealed in by an airtight poly In quality that never And valuable coupons for For real buy Outsells all ground coffees in the West Toste Tells or Peas and Cream Mix or Match 14 tin 4 Taste tangy flavour 11 T for MIXED TOMATO CATSUP SLICED PINEAPPLE r 5 BARTLETT PEARS r 4 1 VI All tit I I I in Taste Tells 14 tin I WHOLE MUSHROOMS2 79 SUGAR Alberta fine granulated bag 1 Safeway Brands of Tea and Coffee Sale Edwards Fine or Vac packed Airway or Nob grind it yourself bag family siio jar r i GROUND COFFEE WHOLE BEAN COFFEE INSTANT COFFEE t jff DnllV Canterbury ond 120 bag BLACK TEA BAGS FRESH EGGS WOOD ACRES Brand Rindless Side net Vac Packed Breakfast Gem Canada Grade A Large 21 HEN TURKEYS Pinecrest Frozen Young Canada Grade A 12 16 Canada 2 Cello bag WASHED POTATOES BA APPI CC I V Canada Red bag Many More Specials in all Departments We Reserve the Right to limit Quantities o 99 SAFEWAY CANADA SAFEWAY II MI ;