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Council of Canadians: NEB's safety audit of TransCanada stresses its concerns

A group against TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline says the National Energy Board’s new safety audit emphasizes its concerns.

The Council of Canadians says it’s worrysome, especially since the company wants to construct the country’s longest pipeline.

The audit was released Monday.

In four of nine areas TransCanada was found to be non-compliant and the NEB has given the company one month to submit a plan of action to fix the problems.

A company spokesperson says it’s already working to fix them.

In the NEB audit it also found some of the company’s pipe and fittings on its Keystone Pipeline need improvement.

TransCanada is waiting for U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the expansion of the Keystone system that would connect Alberta to the Gulf Coast.