As rare as they are, pipeline leaks do happen. Here’s how to recognize an emergency and what to do.
If you are near a pipeline right-of-way and you see or hear any of the following, it could indicate a leak:
If you notice any of the signs listed above, here’s what you should do:
While emergencies are a rare occurrence, every CEPA member engages in exhaustive planning, preparation and practice to ensure they are ready for anything. When an incident occurs, CEPA members collaborate with emergency response teams to stop the leak, contain the spill and limit impact to the environment.
They follow Emergency Response Plans that are developed to cover any scenario, and then rehearsed to ensure smooth execution. Pipeline companies also train and work with municipal Emergency Services to ensure they are prepared to assist.
CEPA members practice emergency planning procedures to ensure they can respond quickly to any incident.
Canada has an Alert Ready system, which was developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment Canada and the broadcast industry to ensure Canadians receive alerts immediately and know how to stay safe. The system handles various alerts, including hazardous material releases, environmental disasters and terrorist threats. www.theweathernetwork.com/alert-ready
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