Avoidable Errors Cause 20 Pipeline Leaks A Year In Canada

CALGARY — Human error — whether it's burying a pipeline too shallow or not fastening bolts tight enough — is increasingly a factor contributing to pipeline leaks, federal data suggests.Figures compiled by the National Energy Board show that in the past three years, incorrect operation — which covers everything from failing to follow procedures to using equipment improperly — has caused an average of 20 leaks per year. That's up from an average of four annually in the previous six...

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