• Short Summary

    The tiny, Alaskan village of Anativic Pass, located only a few hundred miles from the North Pole, was saved by a timely airlift of heating oil Monday (Jan. 25.)
    Anativic Pass, located near the 8 rook Range of mountains, had been without heating oil for a weekend the Indians and Eskimos who live there had been burning willow twigs to give them barely enough heat to survive the minus 60 to 70 degree fahrenheit temperatures.

  • Description

    The tiny, Alaskan village of Anativic Pass, located only a few hundred miles from the North Pole, was saved by a timely airlift of heating oil Monday (Jan. 25.)
    Anativic Pass, located near the 8 rook Range of mountains, had been without heating oil for a weekend the Indians and Eskimos who live there had been burning willow twigs to give them barely enough heat to survive the minus 60 to 70 degree fahrenheit temperatures.

    A small plane arrived with a couple of barrels of oil as a temporary measure. Larger planes could not land because of the village's short (2000-foot) airstrip.

    Finally, an oil company aircraft able to land in a short space was located and a shipment of nine drums of fuel oil was brought in. This should be enough oil to get Anativic Pass through its midwinter heating crisis.

    Ironically, the village lies on the route of a giant pipeline planned to bring crude oil from a remote oil field to deep rater north.

    Light planes and helicopters will be able to make their regular oil runs to the village with the coming of spring and the easing of fierce blizzard conditions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9DLG6H3MKUUPFI1YHTWMGYKE
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9DLG6H3MKUUPFI1YHTWMGYKE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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