Enbridge's Quiet $765 Million Oil Spill

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2012-07-25T21:08:31Z

Photograph by State of Michigan

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Enbridge Inc ENB:CN -1.69
Enbridge Energy Partners LP EEP:US -3.48
BP PLC BP/:LN 1.73
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A Creek of Oil

While Marshall residents, alarmed by odors near the rupture site, began calling the Marshall City emergency telephone line on July 25, Enbridge wasn't notified until the next day. On July 26, 17 hours after the accident, the company remotely closed the valves isolating the ruptured segment. Enbridge restarted the pipeline twice in that 17-hour period, pumping through oil that would account for 81 percent of the total spill.

Talmadge Creek is pictured here on day two of the spill.

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