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Carpenter Patrick Bailey uses a chainsaw to cut blocks of ice out of a tunnel below the South Pole Station. Tunnel Vision
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Friday July 11, 2014

The inexorable encroachment of ice in the tunnels below South Pole Station requires a bit of muscle to manage. Meanwhile, the somewhat historic Summer Camp is slowly fading away.
Waste Department recycling technician Travis Groh prepares a bin of trash in the Waste Barn for transportation off the continent in February by vessel. Taking Out the Trash
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Thursday May 29, 2014

The Waste Department's raison d'etre usually comes at the end of every January or beginning of February. That's when an ocean-going cargo vessel arrives filled with a year's worth of supplies, most of it carefully loaded into 20-foot containers called milvans.

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