Hydrocarbon Impacts = Incidences des hydrocarbures

Key Publications

Alaska Highway Pipeline : interim report of the Environmental Assessment Panel to the Honourable Romeo Leblanc, Minister of Fisheries and the Environment = Rapport provisoire presente au Ministre des pêches et de l'environnement par la commission d'évaluation environnementale : projet de pipeline de la route de l'Alaska   /   Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline Project Environmental Assessment Panel
[Ottawa] : Dept. of Fisheries and the Environment, 1977.
iv, 55, iv, 58 p. : 1 map ; 28 cm.
ISBN 0-660-01231-6
Cover title: Alaska Highway Pipeline : report of the Environmental Assessment Panel = Pipeline de la route de l'Alaska : rapport de la Commission d'évaluation environnementale.
Similar to ASTIS record 9090.
ASTIS record 6364.
Languages: English and French

The Panel has identified several possible significant environmental impacts related to the construction and operation of the proposed pipeline along the Alaska Highway. The Panel concludes, however, that the proposed pipeline can be constructed and operated in an environmentally acceptable manner subject to the following conditions: - that environmental planning is properly carried out, - that suitable re-routing or other solutions be found for the unique and sensitive problem areas and, - that the environmental problems associated with the ice-rich permafrost areas be overcome through re-routing, effective design and the development of adequate mitigative measures. The Panel notes that an elevated mode, which was not addressed at the hearings, might provide an alternative to burying a pipeline in ice-rich permafrost areas. In addition to the Alaska Highway corridor the Panel considers a corridor following generally along the 60-Mile Highway from the Yukon-Alaska border to Dawson, along the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse, then along the Alaska Highway to the Yukon-British Columbia border near Watson Lake to be potentially acceptable environmentally for construction of a gas pipeline. ... (Au)

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