From an email:
Here’s some details of the horrid leak history of Enbridge Pipeline, the company that just spilled ~800,000 of crude oil into a river in Michigan.
Note that this is NOT all inclusive of Enbridge’s ruptures!
And, an Enbridge VP Spoke on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago about pipeline safety:
“Going back to a prescriptive “one-size-fits-all” mandate treating all areas along the pipeline and all hazards as equal misses the premise of
risk-management that considers both the likelihood and consequences of an incident.”
I’d love to know if that Enbridge rupture point was a HCA.
FYI, look at Rick K.’s Testimony here at the same Hearing:
I think that Enbridge needs to be declared a 100% Hazardous Facility, like Colonial Pipeline was in 1996 or so. It lead to a big improvement in Colonial’s safety.
…Myself, I’m a pipeline safety activist. Enbridge has had a troubling history of leaks & accidents over the years. They had ruptures from bad
batches of steel pipe in in 1974, 1979, 1982, 1986,1989, 1991 and 2002:
Note that the 2002 Minn. leak was 6,000 barrels (252,000 gallons) of crude oil, a third of what was released in Michigan.
They recently had a leak in Canada on March 31, 2010, that spilled about 1,500 liters of crude oil. In January 2010, they had a pipeline rupture
that spilled 126,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota.
In November 2007, 2 workers In Minn. were killed while repairing an Enbridge pipeline: