Enbridge proposes improvement to controversial Northern Gateway pipeline

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CALGARY - Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. says it's ready to improve the design of the Northern Gateway pipeline to address concerns raised by Aboriginal groups and others.

The company (TSX:ENB) says the changes for the proposed pipeline through British Columbia would use the most advanced technology and safety measures.

Among other things, Enbridge says its new design would increase the thickness of the pipeline's walls at river crossings.

Enbridge says it would also increase the number inspections it does by at least 50 per cent and staff pumping stations in remote locations around the clock.

Critics of Northern Gateway have said they're worried about the potential environmental risks it faces within British Colombia and in coastal waters.

Enbridge says the improvements will cost an additional $400 million to $500 million.

Organizations: Enbridge Inc., TSX

Geographic location: Northern Gateway, CALGARY, British Columbia British Colombia

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