Pipeline Transportation of Diluted Bitumen -- Public Meeting July 23-24
On July 23-24 the National Academy of Sciences will host its first data-gathering session for the project Pipeline Transportation of Diluted Bitumen. The project will address whether diluted bitumen -- the material to be transported by the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline -- has a greater potential to be released accidently from pipelines than other crude oils commonly transported through pipelines in the United States.
The event is open to the public and will include presentations from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Natural Resources Defense Council, technical experts, and industry representatives. There will also be a public comment session. Individuals wishing to comment and offer relevant information should register in advance by contacting Tom Menzies at email@example.com.
For more information on the study and the meeting agenda, visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6145&MeetingNo=1.
The event will take place Monday, July 23, from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who wish to attend should register in advance by contacting the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.