Group worries about pipeline
BISMARCK (AP) -- A North Dakota environmental group wants government regulators to investigate whether a Canadian company used faulty steel in the construction of a pipeline that moves crude oil from Canada through six states.
Dickinson-based Dakota Resource Council says TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline used steel from a supplier that has had problems with steel in other pipelines.
TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha says the group's worries are unfounded. He says all steel used in the 30-inch diameter pipeline exceeds federal specifications.
Cunha says the pipeline began operation last month. Its route is across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.