January 23, 2018, Vol. 24, No. 10

Meadows Updates State Advisory Board on Line 5 Risk Analysis Proposal

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At today’s quarterly meeting of the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB), Michigan Technological University’s Guy Meadows provided details on the progress of a team proposal for an independent risk analysis of the Straits pipelines.

Meadows, who is the Robbins Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering and director of the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech, outlined for the PSAB the structure of the team that would perform the analysis, as well as a projected timeline for delivering the final report. In his presentation, Meadows outlined a team of 41 researchers from nine universities and other organizations, and estimated that the final risk analysis report could be delivered in August 2018.

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