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Landslides present risks to buried steel pipelines. J.W. Koloski and J.A. Miller. Pipeline Gas J., January 1999, 226(1), 53--54.

Underground steel pipelines for the transportation of crude oil, natural gas, and refined fuel products have an excellent performance record. Landslide-induced accidents are very rare but they can have catastrophic effects when leaks or ruptures cause fires, explosions and environmental impacts. Features of typical landslides are described. Landslide risk factor and landslide hazard assessment are reviewed. Risk management and remediation are described and six options for hazard management and mitigation are listed. Strain gauge monitoring programmes are used to identify hazard locations requiring remedial treatment.

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