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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] " To pig or not to pig? "
>Lawn, a former engineer on the Trans Alaska Pipeline and now president of
>the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility, said BP was repeatedly
>warned by workers and inspectors about possible corrosion.
The first principle of quality control is independence. The people who
decide to run a pig should not be controlled by the people who want to
keep the pipe running. The quality people should be rewarded when they
find problems, and rewarded even more if problems are prevented. This
principle was discovered about a hundred years ago. Everyone should
check that it is being applied in their own domain. Vigilance is the
price of safety.
Randal Leavitt ---------- gnupg public key: bbbad04d