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Alaska Railroad: The Alaska railroad is a railway system which runs up through central Alaska, linking the major population and industrial centers of southcentral and interior Alaska. The mainline track stretches 470 miles, from Seward and Whittier to Fairbanks (technically a little further, ... [read-more]
Big Dams & Bad Choices: Two Case Studies in Human Factors and Dam Failure: Introduction: Human Factors & Industrial Accidents Human choices, behaviors, and errors (collectively “Human Factors”) have been a critical contributing factor in historic dam failures.  Presumably, no dam builder ever builds a dam with the intention that it will rupture. Likewise, ... [read-more]
Drift River Oil Terminal: Tanks at the Drift River Oil Terminal GET PHOTO Storage tanks for oil source: Copyright held by photographer Introduction  The Drift River Oil Terminal is a short-term oil storage facility on Cook Inlet that is controversial due to its vulnerability to ... [read-more]
Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") in Alaska: The controversial "massive" (or high-volume) fracking has little current application in Alaska's conventional petroleum fields, but could be used to develop Alaska's smaller unconventional petroleum fields. It is currently being explored as an option by Great Bear LLC for the Great Bear ... [read-more]
Port MacKenzie Rail Extension: Summary The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is building a 32-mile rail extension that would link Port MacKenzie to the existing rail system in Alaska.   With state funding, the project could was originally due to be completed in 2014 at a capital ... [read-more]
Powering Pebble: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Far from the Rail-belt GET PHOTO Alaska's main electric grid, commonly called the 'rail belt,' ... [read-more]
Railbelt Electrical Grid: Your browser does not support iframes. Railbelt Railbelt power grid. Red is the extent of connected transmission lines. Blue pips are power plants. The term "Railbelt" refers to either the broad geographical area serviced by the Alaska Railroad, or the ... [read-more]
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary If built, ... [read-more]
The Long-Term Socioeconomic Impact of Coal Development in Alaska: Building extensive coal infrastructure virtually ensures that a society will mine or burn larger amounts of coal in the future than it otherwise would, absent such infrastructure. This is due to the relatively low ongoing usage costs of such infrastructure, ... [read-more]
Understanding Dam Failure: Failed ChoicesFaulty decision-making often plays a crucial role in industrial accidents. Two well-understood cases were also world-class dam failures:Teton Dam, USA, 1976Teton Dam was the largest structural collapse in U.S. history, exceeding even the World Trade Centers.  The day before ... [read-more]
Infrastructure in Alaska: Infrastructure Articles Drift River Oil TerminalAlaska RailroadPort MacKenzie Rail ExtensionPowering Large Mines in AK Project ChariotRailbelt Electrical Grid Road to UmiatSeward Coal Terminal At 663,000 square miles, Alaska is by far both the largest and least densely populated state in ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Infrastructure

Chinese coal port
Giant coal stackers
Fossil and Renewable energy near Healy
Ready for a Road
Alaska Railroad Freight Train
Alaska Railroad Freight Train (2)
Runway work