The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee is hearing from TransCanada Vice President Robert Jones about their proposed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline through Nebraska. The main concern has been about leaks into the Ogallala Aquifer. Jones says there have been major advancements in technology that allow TransCanada to detect any problems.
“I didn’t even get into the control center, but the leak detectin in our computer based models that we’ve got today can help us not only detect that their is a leak, but to pinpoint where that leak might be.”
Jones says any leaks would be localized to one area and the maximum response time to a leak would be six hours.