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Title U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Corrective Action Order to Plains Pipeline, LP
Date Posted 6/3/2015
Description The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Corrective Action Order (CAO) to Plains Pipeline, LP, the operator responsible for the pipeline failure on May 19 that resulted in the release of crude. The CAO requires the company to suspend operations and to make safety improvements on Line 901, the crude oil pipeline that failed and released crude oil along California's coastline and into the Pacific Ocean. The CAO also requires the operator to remove any remaining crude oil from Line 901 and to submit a plan to PHMSA for approval before resuming operation of the pipeline.

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