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Government safety FUDGE released

Study recommends limits on pressures in Corrib pipeline
A study into the controversial Corrib gas pipeline has concluded that the structure will pose no safety threat as long as the pumping pressure is limited.In a report published today, British consultants Advantica say pressures in the pipeline should be limited to 144 bar, less then half the level that the structure is designed to withstand.The report was commissioned by the Government in response to concerns among local residents about the safety of the pipeline being built to bring gas onshore from the Corrib field off the coast of Co Mayo.
Publishing the document today, Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey said he accepted the recommendations and Shell would have to comply before any further consents for the pipeline were forthcoming.

Posted Date: 
3 May 2006 - 2:03pm