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NTSB: Neglect, inaction caused Michigan oil spill

July 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DETROIT (AP) The Canadian operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured in southwestern Michigan two years ago, causing the most expensive onshore spill in U.S. history, failed to deal adequately with structural problems detected years ago and to respond appropriately to the catastrophe, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Enbridge Energy restarted ruptured oil pipeline twice during 2010 spill

May 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A ruptured pipeline near Michigan’s Kalamazoo River leaked oil for more than 17 hours, even as 16 high-priority alarms sounded in the operator’s control room in Canada. Control room workers restarted the pipeline twice during that period and were preparing for a third restart when they learned from an outside party about the massive spill in 2010. Continue Reading