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  •  That 35 figure is seriously misleading. (1+ / 0-)
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    First of all, they summed the incidents from both Canada and the United States (although I find their concern for Canada touching, obviously US residents care about leaks on their part of the pipeline.)

    Secondly, of those, only two were more than a 100 gallons (PDF) with the rest falling into the realm of leaks you'd find from someone knocking over the used oil barrel at a Jiffy Lube.

    •  Compared to projection of 1 spill per decade, avg? (1+ / 0-)
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      5 minor spills over 50 years. Maybe as minor as knocking over a barrel at Jiffy Lube?

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 02:22:24 PM PST

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      •  Which projection? (0+ / 0-)

        The table mentioned in the PDF shows an average of 5 serious spills (none of the spills involving Keystone was classified as a serious spill) a year in the United States.

        According to PHMSA technical staff (2011), the incidents experienced on the existing Keystone pipeline are not unusual start-up issues that occur on pipelines and are not unique.
        The pipeline seems to be performing above par, if anything.

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