American Experience

Faulty Welds on the Pipeline

Clip: Season 18 | 1m 23s

In July 1975, Alyeska suffered its first scandal. A subcontractor was found cutting corners by falsifying weld x-rays. Thirty thousand eight hundred welds were in question. The x-rays were used to inspect all of the girth welds around the pipe's circumference. It would take Alyeska a year to check all the x-rays and to repair the sub-par welds.

Aired: 05/15/06

Rating: NR

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