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Glacier Threat / Alaska Pipeline #484517

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 25, 1975
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(Studio) Report on new threat to Alaska pipeline.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(AK) Columbia glacier creeps slowly. [Glaciologist Austin POST - tells what glacier will do.] Glacier will flow into ocean or Prince Williams Sound, in the port of Valdez. Port of Valdez where pipeline to end. Another glacier, Black Rapids glacier, is surging glacier. [Glaciologist Larry MAYO - describes how fast it traveled in 1937.] 50% chance glacier to surge again in 10 years and hit pipeline. [Pipeline company SPOKESPERSON - says doesn't view glacier as threat.] If pipeline placed 1000 foot eastern, would be no threat at all. Port other than Valdez would have been chosen if glacier theory known. [POST - cites what will occur.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Brokaw, Tom

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