Pump 12: Buildings Being Taken Down

 Alyeska's Pump Station 12's Buildings Are Being Demolished  Pump Station buildings at Alyeska's Pump 12 on the Richardson Highw...

 Alyeska's Pump Station 12's Buildings Are Being Demolished 

Pump Station buildings at Alyeska's Pump 12 on the Richardson Highway are being demolished this summer. Here's a photograph of the demolition, as of Tuesday, June 27th:

Large building at Alyeska Pump 12, being demolished. (Photo, Country Journal) 

Before the terror attacks of September 11th, Pump Station 12 had a viewing platform across the Richardson Highway on a small hill. There were informational placards and a clear view the various buildings. After 911, the tourist-oriented platform was removed. 

Alyeska Pump 12 Viewing Platform in late 1990s had an obstructed view of Pump 12. Now, trees obscure the former Pipeline Camp. (Bearfoot Travel Guide archive) 

In current times, overgrowth along the highway has obscured the buildings from the road, and the platform (if it were still there) would not have a clear view of any buildings. 

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Pump 12 was "ramped down" in April, 2005, according to Alyeska Pipeline's web site on the status of its various stations. It joins other revamped down stations – 2, 6, 8, and 10. (Pump 11 in Glennallen was never built.) 

According to Alyeska, only Pump Stations 1, 3, 4 and 9 are still operating. 

In spring of 2022, Copper Valley Electric Association floated the idea of Pump 12 as a location of a small nuclear power plant, but a spokesman for Alyeska told the Journal at that time that Pump 12 "is not available for use by CVEA as a location for a nuclear power plant." 


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