THE ENBRIDGE SPILL:

July 2, 2012: PHMSA announces notice of probable violations and proposed penalties of $3.7 Million against Enbridge

Notice of Probable Violation

June 2012: Inside Climate News has published several new articles.

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Part 1

Dilbit primer: How it’s different from conventional oil

Timeline: How the dilbit disaster unfolded

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard of, Part 2

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill you’ve never heard of, Part 3

May 2012: NTSB posts additional documents about the spill and investigation to its website.

U.S. House Staff Report of Enbridge Spill in Michigan

Enbridge pipeline spill made hundreds sick, reports Michigan Department of Community Health.

Michigan Spill Resources

There are a number of news stories that have covered this incident. First, read through our “Pipeline Basics” if you are new to the issues surrounding pipelines. You can check it out here:

Here are some news stories:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN3027659320100730

http://www.freep.com/article/20100808/NEWS06/8080499/1008/News06/Pipe-sent-to-lab-shows-evidence-of-failure

Here are some links to statistics about pipelines that may be helpful. Once you are on these pages you will see that there is much more information available.

This link provides access to information about significant incidents for all types of pipelines

http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/datastatistics/pipelineincidenttrends

Within the “PDM” or Oracle reports, the drop-down menus allow for filtration by both pipeline type (hazardous liquid) and state (Michigan). You can also view the cause information by clicking on the blue total for each year or period of time.

Statistics and Spreadsheets specific to Michigan and Enbridge

We developed a list of all significant incidents involving Enbridge since 2002 using PHMSA data. You can download it by clicking here.

Here are the reported incidents in Michigan since 1986

Hazardous Liquid

Gas Transmission Lines

Gas Distribution Lines (2004 to present)

Here is the Corrective Action Order from PHMSA issued about this issue.