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Study: Moving Oil by Pipeline Safer Than Trucks or Trains

Friday, 18 Oct 2013 01:46 PM

By Dan Weil

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It's safer to transport oil by pipeline than by trucks or trains, according to a new study from Canada's Fraser Institute
 
The issue is particularly relevant because President Barack Obama must still decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
 
The study looked at statistics from the U.S. Transportation Department concerning injuries from accidents on pipeline, rail, and road accidents.
 
It found that for accidents from 2005 to 2009 involving oil transportation, the rate of hospitalization was 30 times lower for pipeline workers than rail workers and 37 times lower than for road transportation workers.
 
The risk of a spill also was lower for pipelines.
 
But try telling that to Steve Jensen, a North Dakota farm owner. His land was spoiled from an oil pipeline leak that was the largest oil spill on U.S. soil in history, according to Fox News. Jensen discovered the leak on Sept. 29.
 
"I’m not going to be able to farm that land for a few years, and there will be compensation for sure," he told Fox this week. "That is going to come later. We're looking at a two- to three-year cleanup."
 
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