The article US-Canada pipeline leaks oil into Michigan river details the event and it appears that nearly 1/2 day’s flowing supply was lost to the creek. It is not a comfort to see the EPA rear its ugly head in our Great Lakes as they have not done well in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (the EPA failed to inspect what it expected). The fact that this is not the first significant leak for Enbridge Energy Partners this year within the United States is also troubling. The symptoms from unqualified inspections and outright negligence are overwhelming and have led to:
Oily birds found after Calhoun County leak
WOODTV8 | July 26, 2010
MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An estimated 20,000 barrels — or 840,000 gallons — of oil have leaked from a pumping station into the Tallmadge Creek south of Marshall, an official with the pumping station’s owner said Monday evening.
The oil has moved into the Kalamazoo River at least as far as Ceresco, between Marshall and Battle Creek, as of 8 p.m. Monday. Oil could be seen coming down the dam in Ceresco and staining vegetation in the river.
An Enbridge Pipelines spokeswoman said she wasn’t certain how far the oil had traveled as of 9 p.m.
Neighbors alerted 24 Hour News 8 to oil-covered geese along the river between Marshall and Battle Creek.
“It just breaks your heart to see creatures suffering,” Sherri McGee said. “It’s just terrible. Somebody should be out here doing something.”
Enbridge spokeswoman Terri Larson said the company is aware of the birds and is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. People wanting to report endangered animals — or any oil issues — can contact Enbridge at 1-800-306-6837.
Crews were working to place barriers Monday night but we wondered: is the company confident that the barriers were be placed ahead of the oil?
“What I can say is we’re bringing our full resources to bear to contain and resolve this situation. Everything we can throw at this we are throwing at this,” Larson told 24 Hour News 8.
HOMETOWN OIL SPILL IN MARSHALL MICHIGAN
LIBERTYDOGG77 | July 26, 2010
Oil Spill In Michigan
lniewenhuis | July 28, 2010
This is footage from the Enbridge Energy Pipeline oil rupture near Marshall, Michigan, just 10 miles from where I live. The spill is flowing into the Kalamazoo River which flows through West Michigan and out to Lake Michigan. Last year, I walked all the way around Lake Michigan, a journey of over a 1,000 miles. Seeing this oil on its way to the lake horrifies me. Read more about my journey around Lake Michigan at: LakeTrek.Blogspot.com
Michigan State Police at Enbridge Oil Spill Press Conference
MichEMHS | August 01, 2010
F/Lt. Bonnie Kanicki-Wilson of the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division makes a statement at the 7-31-2010 press conference regarding the Enbridge oil spill in Calhoun county.
Just a few follow-up thoughts:
This article is ridiculous, since we don’t have a Pro-Active POTUS, but a slacker in reacting.
Where has PHMSA been during the cleanup, use of dispersants and disposal of oil in the Gulf of Mexico and now the ongoing situation in Michigan?
Why do disasters in the United States of America require a contest for answers? Because we have a weak White House administration that doesn’t have a clue!