10:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Comstock Township Approves Enbridge Dredge Pad Location

Comstock Township planning commissioners listen during a presentation by Enbridge Energy officials at a meeting Feb. 17.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Enbridge Energy can go ahead with dredging operations at Morrow Lake this spring.

Last night the Comstock Township Planning Commission granted them a permit to dredge at the Benteler Automotive property between Michigan State Highway Ninety-Six and Interstate 94 near Thirty-Third Street. Enbridge is under order from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove oil that’s settled at the river bottom.

It’s part of the cleanup from the massive Enbridge pipeline spill near Marshall in 2010.

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7:31 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Enbridge replaces section of oil pipeline

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Section is part of Enbridge's new 6B pipeline
The section is part of Enbridge's new Line 6B, a 36-inch pipe spanning nearly 300 miles from Indiana to Marysville, Mich., where it crosses the St. Mary's River and oil transport continues into Canada. The new line will allow Enbridge to move more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day through Michigan.
12:52 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

EPA considers action after Enbridge misses deadline for dredging

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EPA did not say what sanctions might be
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is considering enforcement options after Enbridge, Inc. failed to meet a deadline to complete additional dredging of portions of the Kalamazoo River following a 2010 oil spill.
1:53 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Enbridge could continue dredging through winter

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Company and Comstock Township are in preliminary discussions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge may not be suspending its dredging operations on the Kalamazoo River until spring after all. Both an Enbridge spokesman and Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis confirmed Friday that the two sides are in preliminary discussions to allow the oil company to continue its dredging of Morrow Lake throughout the winter.
6:51 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Enbridge suspends dredging at River Oaks Park

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Enbridge says operations will resume in spring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has suspended its dredging operations at Morrow Lake until spring, a company spokesman said Thursday. Jason Manshum, senior advisor of community relations for Enbridge, said Enbridge ceased all of its dredging operations along the Kalamazoo River on Dec. 10.