Monday, February 14, 2011

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Poses Safety Risk

Regulators Warn that Trans-Alaska Pipeline Poses Safety Risk

Feb. 14, 2011 - The federal agency that regulates pipeline safety flagged several problems with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that it said could pose a risk “to public safety, property, or the environment [1],” according to the Wall Street Journal.

As we noted last month, a leak had been discovered on the pipeline [2] along a segment that had been flagged for replacement [3] in 2008 by the pipeline operator, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

Earlier this month, Alyeska received a letter from regulators at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration warning that the pipeline had “a history … of corrosion problems” and urging safety repairs and upgrades, according to the Journal. Reuters details more from the letter [4], which we've posted [5]: {continued}

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