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Canadian Group: Pipelines Safer Than Trains, Trucks

Pipelines may be the safest method of oil transportation, according to a study by a Canadian think tank.(ANDREW BURTON/Getty Images)

photo of Alex Brown
October 18, 2013

Keystone XL advocates may be adding a new argument to their case following the release Thursday of a report on oil transportation.

Worker safety, reports The Hill, is far better on pipelines than other modes of transportation.

The study, conducted by Canada's conservative-leaning Fraser Institute, found that rates of injury were 30 times lower among pipeline workers than rail workers and 37 times lower than those who transport oil by truck.

 

The report, using U.S. Department of Transportation data, also found that spill risks are lower for pipelines.

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