BY ALISON SIDER
Enbridge Energy Partners reported that it is working to
clean up 2,500 bbl of oil that leaked from a pipeline at its
In a filing with the United States Coast Guard's National
Response Center (NRC), the company reported that a trunk line
hooked up to a storage tank leaked crude oil. The oil migrated
beyond a barrier and was settling into a containment pond. The
cause of the leak was unknown, according to the report, which
was made public.
The company said the line would be sealed, dug up, and
In a statement, Enbridge spokeswoman Terri Larson said
personnel discovered the leak at 2 pm last week end. The oil
that was released is being held within "containment structures"
at the terminal, and other operations are normal, Ms. Larson
wrote in an email.
"The failed trunk line and the associated tank have been
isolated, and additional containment measures are underway to
prevent any further migration of the oil within the terminal
containment system," Ms. Larson said. "All of the released oil
is contained within the Enbridge terminal, and the cause of the
failure is under investigation."
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