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AWA News Release: Alberta Pipeline Safety Inadequate for Water Bodies

August 23, 2013

The Alberta government today released a report that it received in December 2012 recommending safety improvements in Alberta’s pipeline system. Key findings include a need for better management of water body crossings, stronger inspection and testing requirements in high risk areas, and stronger audit and enforcement capacity by the energy regulator. While reserving judgment on the report’s call for a more management-system-based approach, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls for swift implementation of the water body, inspection and regulator capacity recommendations.

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