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LIVE CHAT Replay: Pipeline safety in Canada

Categories: Business, Canada, Community, World

A boom stretches out to contain a pipeline leak on the Gleniffer reservoir near Innisfail, Alta. in 2012. (Canadian Press)

From fires, to spills and explosions, CBC News has obtained almost 12 years of pipeline safety incident data reported by companies to the National Energy Board.

We've crunched the numbers and created the maps -- all to illustrate what's happening right in your own backyards and across the country.

Now we are bringing the data and conversation to you, after finding a shocking amount of blanks in records from the NEB, the federal regulator that oversees pipelines which cross provincial or international borders.

What do you think about pipelines inching their way across Canada? Have you experienced a spill near your home? How do pipelines affect your community? The pipeline safety data is published, so what's next?

Replay our live chat discussing the issues that matter to you with special guests:

  • Amber Hildebrandt, a reporter and online producer for the pipeline project.

  • Leon Zupan, liquids pipeline chief operating officer at Enbridge, which has been delivering energy throughout North America for the past 60 years.

  • Carl Weimer, executive director of the U.S.-based Pipeline Safety Trust, a non-profit charity that promotes transportation safety through advocacy and education.

To join the chat, simply:

  • Click on "Sign In" inside the Spreecast window.
  • You will be prompted to connect with Facebook, Twitter or an email address. Choose one, sign in and follow the prompts to access the chat.

  • To ask the guest a question, click on the "Camera" button. One of our producers will send you a private message before bringing you up live.

  • To ask a text-based question, click "Submit Question," and type it in, or expand the window and join the live chat in the right-hand box.

** Your connection will work best if you have a strong Wi-Fi connection or a direct broadband connection. You'll also need the latest version of Flash installed, a well-lit room and a set of headphones.

Tags: Business, Canada, Community, World

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