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NEB releases pipeline safety report

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World Pipelines,

The National Energy Board (NEB) has published a report entitled ‘Best Available Technologies in Federally-Regulated Pipelines’ onto its website. The report provides a detailed overview of the current state of pipeline technologies, as well as the best practices used to keep people safe and the environment protected.

Including over 110 specific examples of technology and best practices to keep pipeline safe, the report pursues the following areas of environmental protections: leak prevention and response; impact on water bodies and agricultural land; waste management; pipeline abandonment; and air emissions management.

The report also includes detailed information on every stage of the pipeline lifecycle.

The NEB's staff apply strong scientific and technological oversight through all stages of a pipeline’s lifecycle, from design and application, to construction and operation and, finally, to decommissioning.

Through its application process, the NEB requires pipeline companies to prove that the proposed technology and practices for a project provide the highest level of public safety and environmental protection.

Should an application be approved, NEB staff exercise strict oversight to ensure that the company’s commitments relating to the use of technology and best practices are fulfilled. Failure to do so may result in the use of enforcement action.

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