01 Jun '11, 6am

TransCanada says Their Eleventh Leak Proves Keystone is Safe

Today, TransCanada shut down its Keystone oil pipeline following its second pump station leak in less than a month. The most recent spill dumped nearly 1,600 litres of oil at a pumping station in Kansas over the weekend. With two spills in the last month, and ten more over the course of the last year , how can TransCanada convince U.S. authorities to trust the safety of its controversial expansion plans? As DeSmogBlog recently reported, spills are far more common than industry would have us realize. A 2007 report by the Alberta Energy Utilities Board recorded a whopping 5,000 pipeline spills between 1990 and 2005 in Alberta alone. The string of spills over the past year have only heightened public worries about the safety of North America’s ageing pipeline network, and provide evidence that the proposed Keystone XL and Northern Gateway lines should be blocked. To top it al...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/transcanada-says-their-eleventh...

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