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Underground Nuclear Waste Pond Resists Thawing Efforts

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

The Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN); March 7, 2005 OAK RIDGE — The big chill is over. The big thaw has begun. Federal contractors last year pulled the plug on an environmental project that for seven years kept a pond of nuclear waste in a frozen state. The project was designed to …

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Keeping The Frozen Lands Frozen

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Arctic Foundations specializes in frozen barriers and frozen soils technology Petroleum Directory; Petroleum News; July 18, 2004 The frozen North may have met its match in Erv Long, principal owner of Arctic Foundations, Inc. His 50-plus years of northern engineering and the instinctive wizardry that comes with understanding both the …

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Thompson Drive To Contain Permafrost Protection Measures

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Modern technology keeps the ground frozen year-round Alaska Business Monthly; July 2004 Alaska’s harsh climatic conditions often have adverse effects on man-made infrastructure such as roads, buildings, railways, or pipelines. Over the years, a number of innovative solutions have been developed to help overcome these difficulties. One well-known example is …

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DOE To Extract Icy Nuclear Barrier

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Civil Engineering News; Environmental Engineering; June 2003 A frozen pond of radioactive waste will soon be thawed or excavated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in eastern Tennessee, marking the end of an innovative containment demonstration project conducted by the U.S. Department Energy (DOE).  For almost six years the DOE …

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Arctic Foundations Inc: Solutions For Building On Permafrost

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Partners in Development; A Supplement to Petroleum News • Alaska; September 2001 Arctic Foundations, Inc. (AFI) is a locally owned and operated company located in Anchorage.  Despite its relative anonymity, the company has been successful on a global basis thanks to the innovative and award-winning thinking of its founder and …

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Forskning För Längre Skidsäsong

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Forskning för längre skidsäsong Norrbottens Kuriren (Gällivare, Kuriren, Sweden); November 10, 2000 Ett 3—5-ärigt forsknigsproject med primärt mål att förlänga längdsskidåknings-säsongen i Gällivare pågår vid Dundrets skidstadium.  Ursprungsmetoden är hämtad från Alaska och går ut på att leda bort värme ur marken.  — Man kan saga att vi försöker skapa …

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Engineers To Give Permafrost Dose Of Its Own Medicine

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Scientists Aim to Freeze Chena Hot Springs Ground Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK); September 8, 1998 Scientists have decided it’s time to freeze that asphalt-buckling villain permafrost in its tracks. At a test site on Chena Hot Springs Road, construction crews are installing grids of carbon dioxide-filled steel pipes – called …

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Uniquely Alaskan: A Collection Of Individuals

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

TRADE LINE – A Publication of World Trade Center Alaska; Summer 1998 (Excerpt) Another member of World Trade Center Alaska making inroads into the world market with their products is Erwin L. (Erv) Long, P.E., President of Arctic Foundations, Inc.  Arctic Foundations does exactly what their name indicates; they build …

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Advanced Containment: Foundation Technique Traps Waste In Soils

By AFI News | Apr 13, 2019

Waste Treatment Technology News; April 1998 A foundation-shoring technique has led to a waste containment technology.  Arctic Foundations, Inc. (5621 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99518; Tel:  907/562-2741, Fax: 907/562-0153) has pioneered a ground-freezing process it calls a “cryogenic barrier.”  Originally developed to prevent foundation slumping after seasonal freeze/thaw cycles in …

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