WINNIPEG, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - A new scientific report released today by an alliance of environmental, community, and religious groups shows that TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline would directly threaten the drinking water of more than 850,000 Manitobans, including the entire population of Winnipeg.
The report also includes several other threats ignored by the city and province, including the high risk of explosions and fires, given that five natural gas lines run parallel to the proposed Energy East route; and the danger of pipeline failure from corrosion fatigue after 40 years of service. In addition, the report documents the vast amount of crucial information missing in TransCanada's project application, including the location of shut off valves around water crossings in Manitoba, thermal analysis modeling to determine the maximum temperature of diluted bitumen in the pipeline, and measures to combat microbial action in the pipes.
To read more: http://noenergyeastmb.org/
SOURCE Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition
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