Safety of Canada's pipeline system disputed

Canadian Pipeline Mishaps [262,144 bytes] Canada's aging oil and gas pipeline system poses a growing risk to public safety and the environment, says the federal Auditor General, Denis Desautels. A report by Desautels said that the ability of the National Energy Board (NEB) to exercise its safety responsibilities is at risk due to a weak inspection process and understaffing. The NEB said it accepts all seven of the recommendations in the federal report and has already implemented many of them. The recommendations included: building a proper database for analyzing pipeline incidents, improving environmental management, increasing monitoring and compliance efforts, and ap...

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