Engineer speaks to pipeline safety in Kitimat

A geotechnical engineer working for Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines said he believes in the safety of the project.

A geotechnical engineer working for Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines told Kitimat Council that, from a personal perspective, he wouldn’t work for the company if he didn’t believe the pipeline could be constructed safely.

The engineer, Drum Cavers, was in town for a talk to the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and then later to Kitimat Council for a shortened version of his presentation.

Covering a variety of subjects relating to the landscape that the proposed pipeline would face from near Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, Cavers set out work that has been done to mitigate the risks, which range from rock slides to earthquakes.

It was a very technical review but his central message was that the route has been chosen and changed very carefully to avoid risks that could affect pipeline safety.

He spoke at the same Kitimat council meeting where members of Douglas Channel Watch presented as well, cautioning councillors of what they perceived were promises made by Enbridge regarding water safety that have no way to be enforced.

More in next week’s Northern Sentinel.

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

LNG Canada to build two salt marshes

Offsets will mitigate the effect of construction

Police patrol for looters in evacuated areas south of Burns Lake

RCMP have brought in extra officers for the task

Kitimat opens its arms, and its hearts, to wildfire evacuees

Emergency Social Services invites volunteers to apply

Massive ship arrives in Kitimat this weekend

The 26,890-ton heavy load carrier Transshelf will offload dredging vessels

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read