Trans Canada, the owners of the Keystone pipeline have been conducting additional tests on the Keystone pipeline in eastern South Dakota and Nebraska. Spokesman Jeff Rauh says some “anomalies” showed up during internal testing. He says they are also following up on issues other pipelines have experienced…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/JEFFRAUH1210A.mp3|titles=JEFFRAUH1210A]
Rauh says it is a double check now that the pipeline is installed and in operation…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/JEFFRAUH1210B.mp3|titles=JEFFRAUH1210B]
Rauh says they have not found any safety issues with the steel at any point along the line…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/JEFFRAUH1210C.mp3|titles=JEFFRAUH1210C]
Trans Canada is excavating areas along the line where the issues showed up. Three of those sites are in Yankton County, two in McCook County and one in Hutchinson Country. The company is also excavating two sites in Cedar County Nebraska.