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Mon April 18, 2011
Regulators, industry reps attend pipeline safety forum
The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a forum on pipeline safety today in Washington, DC.
Last summer’s massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River and two fatal gas line explosions in California and Pennsylvania triggered the review of pipeline safety.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced a pipeline safety action plan. The plan calls for pipeline operators to review their pipelines and quickly repair sections that are in bad condition.
Andy Black is the President and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipelines. It’s a trade group that represents pipeline operators.
“The industry strives for no accidents but I cannot assure you there will be none.”
He says despite the recent accidents, the industry’s safety record is improving. The Transportation Department backs up that claim... saying accidents have decreased nearly 50% over the past 20 years.
You can find out what kind of pipelines run near your home, school or office on a new website from the DOT.