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Issues tagged Water

Benefits and Risks of Massive Fracking: Misleading Memes in the Fracking Debate If it seems hard to make sense of massive fracking, that's because it is. Anti- and pro-fracking camps have saturated the fracking debate with  misleading, incomplete, and "spun" information.  Key data are often trade secrets, ... [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]
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]
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]
Water Management at Pebble Mine: 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 (Author's Note:  Much of the information about hydrology and water quality at the Pebble Mine ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Water

Brilliant spring
Upper Talarik Creek
Upper Talarik Creek
Frying Pan Lake
Beaver pond
Frying Pan Lake
Dry creekbed
Frying Pan Lake
Bog cranberries
Frying Pan Lake panorama
Tundra in Infrared
Wet trail
Culvert failure
Exploring the washout
Buried vehicle
Red Mountain road washed out