Energy East could spill 2.6 million litres per day undetected

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Published on: January 30, 2015

Conservation Council of New Brunswick / Tracy Glynn / 30 January 2015

PipesAn independent study of TransCanada’s Energy East oil pipeline indicates that leaks as large as 2.6 million litres per day could go undetected. The study, commissioned by the MRC d’Autray- a municipal region in Quebec, states that the company’s leak detection system cannot detect leaks less than 1.5% of daily volume, according to the report by J. Harvey Consultant and ECOgestion-solutions.

The study raises concerns about the nature of the substance being pumped through the pipeline — diluted bitumen — a highly toxic substance that is extremely difficult to clean up once spilled.

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