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  •  Compared to projection of 1 spill per decade, avg? (1+ / 0-)
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    dewley notid

    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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