Modern Marvels

Modern Marvels

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The Alaskan Oil Pipeline

Nov 04, 1997 | 46m 47s | | CC

In 1973, a desperate America, starved by an OPEC embargo, began construction on a 800-mile lifeline for its insatiable oil hunger. We'll study the technological triumph of the Alaskan oil pipeline built over impenetrable mountains and tundra, where temperatures drop to 75 below zero, and its impact on a fragile ecological system.

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