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Canada Pipeline / Controversy #481955

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1975
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(Studio) Alaska pipeline underway. Report on Canadian pipeline and its effects.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Oil gets from south to eastern Canada by pipeline owned by Interprovincial Limited and it's United States subsidiary, Lakehd. Pipeline Company Inc. Pipeline enters United States through North Dakota-Minnesota border. Map of its route through US and back to Canada shown. 1.3 million barrels flow daily. Pipeline rupturing lately.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(N. Minnesota) 3 million gals. oil spilled in field of Leonard Hapka's farm. Company says 47,000 barrels oil spilled. Government representatives and property owners say figure much higher: 175,000 barrels. Pollution representative cites evidence of oil leaking into water supply. [HAPKA - says nothing grows on this point of land. Property value down.] Hapka says company hasn't paid for damage. Company says land reclaimed. Exxon, Gulf and others own company
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) [Interprovincial Limited R. K. HEULE - says isolated flaws in pipe removed.] Company to construct facility at Superior, WI. Controversy erupts.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(WI) [Pollution control Grant MERRITT - says doesn't think Canada wants to export their environmental risks here, or vice-versa.] Canadian politicians say pipeline must run through United States without making deliveries.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Brokaw, Tom;
Jamieson, Bob

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