Safety of oil pipeline questioned
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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002

The pipeline that has transported oil from the Arctic through Alaska is nearing the end of its 30-year-lease and many are wondering whether it can last any longer.

The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company operates the 800-mile-long, 4-foot-wide pipe that brings a million barrels of oil a day from the North Slope to points south. Alyeska says there's no reason why damage suffered over the years can't be fixed.

But a recent shooting of the pipeline, its age and environmental factors have some questioning its use. The pipeline travels through state, federal and Native-owned land.

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