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Dakota Access Prone to Spills, Should Be Rerouted, Says Pipeline Safety Expert | InsideClimate News

13.11.16

Dakota Access Prone to Spills, Should Be Rerouted, Says Pipeline Safety Expert | InsideClimate News: The review, by a pipeline safety expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, called for a rerouting of the pipeline away from areas prone to landslides.

"The Environmental Assessment is incomplete," said Richard Kuprewicz, president of Accufacts, Inc., a consulting firm that advises government agencies and industry on pipeline safety and who conducted the review. "I don't agree with the finding of no significant impacts."

Kuprewicz was asked by the tribe to provide an outside review of the Army Corp's final environmental assessment, which had concluded the pipeline would have no significant impact on the environment where it crosses the Missouri river at Lake Oahe and Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.


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