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TransCanada not as safe as they claim
Nebraska, August 22, 2012 -
Nebraska, August 22, 2012 -Despite a series of spills in its original Keystone tar sands pipeline, TransCanada has tried to convince the public that Keystone XL will be essentially spill-proof. Such claims were first disputed when a University of Nebraska at Lincoln study
found that the tar sands pipeline was expected to have 91 significant spills in 50 years. Now, Canada’s National Energy Board says that the oil giant is not meeting certain safety standards at its pump stations. This is the latest in a long series of issues that undercut safety claims from TransCanada and its Big Oil allies.
From UPI’s article TransCanada target of safety probe:
“A Canadian energy regulator said pipeline company TransCanada hasn't proved that pump stations for the Keystone oil pipeline meet national safety standards.
“The National Energy Board in Canada said inspectors last year determined pump stations for the Keystone oil pipeline in Manitoba and Saskatchewan didn't have alternative power supplies for emergency shut-down systems.
“TransCanada has until Sept. 17 to address the NEB issue.”
National Resources Defense Council and BOLD Nebraska