Could the Dakota Access Pipeline leak? Expert says government has underestimated the risk

An independent expert hired by the Sioux tribe released the results of a study on Thursday showing the U.S. government underestimated the possible risk of an oil spill resulting from the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as other potential problems with the project.

“I have concluded the EA (environmental assessment) is seriously deficient and cannot support the finding of no sufficient impact, even with the proposed mitigations,” Richard Kuprewicz, president of Accufacts Inc., a safety firm in Redmond, Washington, that advises government agencies and industry about pipelines, says in the report. “The analysis is incomplete such that potential risks and impacts to the federal areas have not been adequately presented nor evaluated.”…read more here.

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