GAO REPORT CALL TAPS SECURITY 'VERY GOOD'

The General Accounting Office has found security for the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System very good. The pipeline moves nearly 25% of the oil the U.S. produces. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., TAPS operator, is responsible for its security program and has made arrangements for emergency support from various federal and state military and law enforcement agencies. Alyeska's security includes armed guards at key facilities, aerial and ground surveillance of the pipeline, and controlled access to

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