Michigan Tech Delivers Line 5 Risk Analysis Draft Report to State
In a draft report submitted this week to the State of Michigan, a team of experts evaluates the economic, environmental and cultural impacts of a “worst case scenario” spill or release from the Straits Pipelines.
Led by Michigan Tech's Guy Meadows (GLRC), 41 researchers conducted an independent risk analysis of the two parallel, 20-inch pipelines that form the 4.5-mile section of Enbridge’s Line 5 that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The draft report details nine different worst-case scenarios and outlines impacts for each.
"I am proud of the way in which our universities have come together to provide a fact-based analysis of a very complex problem, under an extremely tight timeframe,” Meadows said. “In conducting this work, we have also advanced knowledge about the fate and transport of oil in freshwater."
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