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How are pipeline leaks prevented and detected?

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TransCanada invested $1.5 billion in pipeline integrity and preventative maintenance programs in 2015. We also monitor our pipelines 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We carry out regular “in-line” inspections, which is when a device is used to create a map of pipeline wall-thickness and integrity. The Energy East team will set up comprehensive Emergency Response Plans (EMR) as a proactive measure, which involves the placement of specialized equipment and trained field crews along the entire route, as well as regular training exercises. The EMR ensures we are prepared in the unlikely event of a leak.

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