20 Apr '12, 11pm

Must Read Muckrake on the Whistleblower Behind the Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Spill

Must Read Muckrake on the Whistleblower Behind the Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Spill

On a midsummer evening in July of 2010, heavy crude started gushing from a 30-inch pipeline into Talmadge Creek, near Marshall, Michigan. By the next morning, heavy globs of oil soon were coating the Kalamazoo River, into which the Talmadge flows, and the stench of petroleum filled the air. Enbridge, the Canadian company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline 6B, made a lot of mistakes in the hours after the first gallons spilled. The disaster didn’t have to be so bad. Records of the official responses showed, for instance, that the company didn’t send someone to the site until the next morning. And that the Enbridge pipeline controllers increased pressure to the line, on a hunch that the funky signals they were getting was from a bubble, and not a spill. When all was said and done, an estimated 1 million gallons of tar sands crude had leaked into the Kalamazoo River...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/must-read-muckrake-whistleblowe...

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