pipeline safety

7:47 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

More Pipelines Need Repair in Michigan

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Consumers Energy reported 69% increase of leaks related to corrosion between 2010 and 2013
The number of hazardous leaks, those requiring immediate repair, in natural gas pipelines in Michigan have soared in recent years - quadrupling for one of the state's biggest gas providers - as old, outdated, and potentially crumbling pipelines remain in the ground.
Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
Credit WMUK

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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3:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Old oil pipeline near Straits of Mackinac worries U.S. Senators for Michigan

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Enbridge Energy wants to up the amount of crude oil running through an old pipeline near the Straits of Mackinaw by 1.2 million gallons a day.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Democrats, sent a letter today to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration raising concerns about Enbridge Energy Partners increasing the amount of crude oil running through Line 5 by 1.2 million gallons of oil a day.
6:28 am
Tue July 23, 2013

12 arrested near Enbridge construction site east of Lansing

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Pipeline expansion project is set to be completed at end of the year
Twelve arrested at Enbridge protest in Stockbridge STOCKBRIDGE Twelve protesters who are part of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands were arrested today after a protest of the Enbridge 6B easement in rural Ingham County. A link to this page will be included in your message.
12:34 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Federal report recommends steps for better pipeline safety

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General Accounting Office report makes recommendations for preventing pipeline rupture like one that caused oil spill on Kalamazoo River in 2010.
A national study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is proposing measures to prevent future oil pipeline spills. Measures like automated valves, spill modeling software, locating response personnel closer to pipelines and collecting better data on incident response times could potentially reduce damage, the report said.