Energy East pipeline spill would affect Ottawa's drinking water within 48 hours

By Brent Patterson,, October 6, 2016

A new 30-page technical report commissioned by The Council of Canadians and Ecology Ottawa finds that a spill from the proposed 1.1 million barrel-per-day Energy East Pipeline could have catastrophic impacts on the Rideau, Mississippi and Ottawa rivers and put the region's drinking water at risk.

The pipeline would cross the Rideau River just north of Kemptville (near the Baxter Conservation Area), the Mississippi River (north of Pakenham) and 68 watercourses in the Rideau and Mississippi watersheds.

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