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Independent engineering report on Northern Gateway: “This is clearly an unacceptable risk.”

The Vancouver Sun is reporting today that, according to an independent analysis by three professional engineers, the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal to ship oil sands bitumen from Kitimat along the B.C. coast carries an unacceptable risk of a significant spill.

The engineers concluded that there is a  73-per-cent chance that at least one  tanker accident involving tar sands bitumen or natural gas will occur during a 50-year operational lifetime.

The analysis concludes: “This is clearly an unacceptable risk.”

The analysis has been formally filed with the federal Joint Review Panel investigating the $6-billion Northern Gateway proposal.

Read more at the link below.

Tankers too risky for B.C. coastal environment: independent engineering report.

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