2017 Soybean Harvest

2017 Soybean Harvest

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Former Pipeline Inspector attacks TransCanada construction practices

Mike Klink, formerly a pipeline inspector for Bechtel, recently wrote an editorial piece expressing concern over the workmanship he witnessed during the construction of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline and the risk that it will be repeated in the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  Bechtel was an inspection company working on behalf of TransCanada.  Klink says that he witnessed the use of substandard steel that cracked during welding, faulty safety tests and the installation of insufficient foundations.  He warns, "If it were a car, the first Keystone would be a lemon.  And it would be far worse to double down on a proven loser with Keystone XL."  Klink points to fourteen spills as having already occurred on the relatively new Keystone pipeline.

Read the opinion piece at: journalstar.com