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|Hi Mathew, All CEPA members (major transmission pipeline operators in Canada) are committed to going over and above industry standards in areas such as safety, environmental protection and emergency response through the industry-wide improvement program called Integrity First. Our members' goal is zero incidents and that’s why they are focused on continuous improvement in every area of their operations. You can learn more about Integrity First and how CEPA members are improving their operations at https://pr18.cepa.com/integrity-first/. While we aren't exactly sure what you mean by “compensate for the risks associated with these dangerous materials”, the Pipeline Safety Act clearly states Canadian pipeline companies are liable for the complete cost of a pipeline spill, should the company be at fault. Working with the appropriate regulator, CEPA members will do whatever necessary to ensure the area is cleaned, remediated and reparations are made. For these reasons, major transmission pipeline operators must have a minimum of $1 billion in financial capacity to handle a spill. There's more detail on that here: https://www.aboutpipelines.com/en/blog/pays-theres-pipeline-spill-not/|