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Pipeline Leak Detection Systems Miss 19 Out of 20 Spills


Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, destruction, ecosystems, energy, environment, habitatdestruction, nature, politics, pollution, water, wildlife, Enbridge, Keystone XL, TransCanada, tar sands )

Kathy
- 730 days ago - switchboard.nrdc.org
An investigation of pipeline accident reports from the last ten years has revealed that the much touted leak detection systems employed by pipeline companies only catch one out of twenty spills.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:51 pm
What a depressing article - I hope the President knows of this....then again, what can he do about it? The damage has been done.
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:26 am
a sad situation indeed
 

Dave C. (214)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:35 am
just one more reason we need to get off of pollution energy sources....remember when there is a spill of solar energy we just call it a beautiful day!!!!
 

Adam Hamilton (1)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:33 pm
i love that commend from DAVE C good job green star is being sent. there are many stories of many othere sources of energy. it is coroporate greed that is not allowing organizations to look into alternate energy sources which are more clean and abundants.
 

Christeen Anderson (491)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:37 pm
How convienient. Very sad.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:49 pm
Then they wonder why we don`t trust them. Jeesh!
 

Margery Coffey (8)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:57 pm
American industry needs to be potty trained. They don't know how to clean up after themselves.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:11 pm
Very sad.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:28 pm
Thanks, but they don't care about anything but themselves
 

Ruth R. (219)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:13 pm
Some nice people please sue them the companies for health damage, contamination, emotional distess, and the like -- to get some monies to have good earth scientists and honest environmentals and the like clean up the mess. Also, sue the companies for "emotional stress and the like, stress causing health problems" for this and for all the new pipeline -- hopefully before they get it up and running.

We need to be heard -- on these petitions -- will you please make this work -- people who know how to stop this pipeline -- please. WE need the petitions to become effective tools to stop this pipeline. Any man or women agree?
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:51 pm
Disgraceful,disgusting,disappointing.
 

elena consigli (3)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 2:50 am
a total didaster!!!
 

athena B. (4)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:04 am
This is disgraceful and what is even more disgraceful are the many people calling for these pipelines and the attitude of "drill baby drill". These companies are not responsible enough nor do they capable in keep our environment safe. Sickens me.
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 5:58 am
thanks
 

Linda Wallace (24)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:46 am
Both Canadians and Americans need to make new laws and have enforcers paid by the oil companies. Leaks should not be happening.
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:38 pm
HOW SHOCKING!!!

How much of our wildlife are we willing to sacrifice for this Big Business vampires?
Wind and solar must take a strong surge. The Tea Party Republican GOP's agenda is clear. Feed Big Buiness corporate greed, and hopefully, some of those Benjamins will come back to us.
 

Helle H. (21)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:34 am
Strange they don't make it more effective. They must loos a lot of money and they would loose even more when we start to make them pay for the damage they make.
 

Muriel Servaege (47)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:08 am
It's clear that those people are only motivated by their greed. The same happened in the Almazon forest where they didn't only pollute sources, rivers and the forest, which also killed a lot of animals; Meanwhile other people came to cut all precious trees. In the end, a native, who had lost her husband and two of her children as a result of the pollution, sued the petrol company and ... won. The same situation is now happening in America. This is why I am not surprised. Those people have a important motivation: their thirst for money. You may be a native in the Amazon forest or a civilized American, it makes no difference.
 

chris b. (37)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:55 am
shame, shame, shame on you.
 

Rin S. (10)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:59 pm
Only 1 out of 20? Incredibly dodgy.
 
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