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A coalition of Ontario municipalities is raising concerns about plans to expand and reverse the...

A coalition of Ontario municipalities is raising concerns about plans to expand and reverse the flow of Enbridge’s (ENB, EEP) Line 9 pipeline to Montreal, mindful of ENB's 2010 rupture in Michigan that spilled 20K barrels of crude into local waterways. The $129M project could save Quebec refiners up to $23B over 30 years, but municipal officials want to ensure they're not stuck with cleanup costs in the event of a rupture.
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  • Originally the crude flowed east when this line was built in the 1970s. It was reversed to flow west in the 1990s. Now it's going back to its original configuration. So, in reality not much "new" with the reversal.

     

    The concerns from what I've read locally is that 1) the line is getting old, 2) most adjacent property owners are not even aware it exists near them and 3) there is a lack of information on an assessment process that actually won't become public until after approval has been granted by the government agencies involved.
    26 Mar 2013, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • Enbridge handled one break very poorly now it is assumed they will ignore all potential problems. I think they're classier than that and definitely classier than BP.
    27 Mar 2013, 04:19 PM Reply Like
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