Title Environmental hazards and contingency plans along the proposed China-Russia oil pipeline route, northeastern China
Author Yang Sizhong; Jin Huijun; Yu Shaopeng; Chen Youcheng; Hao Jiaqian; Zhai Zhenyuan
Author Affil Yang Sizhong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Envineering Research Institute, Lanzhou, China. Other: PetroChina Daqing Oilfield Oilfield Engineering Company, China
Source China-Russia crude oil pipeline in permafrost regions in northeastern China, edited by Jin Huijun, G. Gay and M.C. Brewer. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 64(3), p.271-278, . Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0165-232X
Publication Date Dec. 2010
Notes In English. Based on Publisher- supplied data GeoRef Acc. No: 309506
Index Terms climate; construction; design; ecosystems; environmental effects; hydrology; oil spills; permafrost; permafrost hydrology; pipelines; pollution; soil pollution; soils; vegetation; wetlands; China--Da Hinggan Ling; China--Daqing; China--Mo'he; Asia; China; China-Russia oil pipeline; Da Hinggan Ling; Daqing China; Far East; Human River Nature Reserve; Mo'he China; northeastern China; planning; risk assessment; Songhua-Nenjiang Plain
Abstract The Chinese-Russian Oil Pipeline (CROP), from Mohe to Daqing has a length of about 965 km and traverses the Da Hinggan Mountains and part of Song(hua)-Nen(jiang) Plain in Northeastern China. This paper attempts to estimate some of the important elements concerning the environmental hazards and contingency plans along the pipeline. The first part reviews the potential impacts of the Mohe-Daqing Pipeline on the cold regions environment. It includes 1) the major environmental characteristics such as complicated permafrost, rugged terrain, harsh weather, and the diverse flora and fauna, vegetation the pipeline passes through; 2) the consideration of route selection; 3) potential environmental impacts of the CROP on the environmental factors; 4) countermeasures to alleviate changes to the local environment during the design, construction and operation stages. The second part presents the risk of oil spills, the subsequent environmental challenges after the start of operation of CROP, and contingency plans in response to potential oil spills.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.coldregions.2009.11.004
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 65006601