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October 27, 2008

Pipeline bursts at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay

BP's old bugaboo, corrosion, might have struck again in the giant Prudhoe Bay oil field. The oil company suspects corrosion contributed to a pressurized natural gas pipeline blowing apart on Sept. 29, BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said. No one was hurt, though some workers were in the vicinity when the line ruptured violently, hurling a length of pipe across the tundra.

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