Oil Pipeline Breaks Keep Coming

UPDATE 4:41pm: Reuters now reports the pipeline hasn’t stopped spilling & that the rate could be up to 25,000 gallons (600 barrels) of oil per hour.

An oil pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. broke on Thursday in a suburb of Chicago. The spill is one of hundreds reported by Enbridge in the last few years. The pipeline break spilled about 50 gallons of crude oil per minute.

The Canadian tar sands pipeline giant is still cleaning up it’s last spill that sent 1 million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River, coating wetlands and shoreline in Marshal, Michigan.

Yesterday’s pipeline break is a reminder of how frequently oil disasters occur, and the huge risks of dirty tar sands pipelines.

Enbridge Graph

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