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 -0.35
Enbridge Energy Partners LP EEP:US 0.06
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The 2010 Enbridge Oil Pipeline Spill

July 25 marks the second anniversary of the nation's most costly oil pipeline accident -- a rupture that dumped more than 1.1 million gallons of heavy crude into a creek that feeds Michigan's Kalamazoo River, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The spill occurred in Marshall, a community of 7,400 in southwestern Michigan. It drove 150 families permanently from their homes. The national spotlight never settled on their story -- perhaps in part because this spill occurred 10 days after BP Plc's Macondo well was finally capped after three months of spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Enbridge Energy Partners, a U.S. affiliate of Enbridge Inc., operated the pipeline. The company has spent more than $765 million cleaning up the spill.

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