2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Enbridge Oil Leak - Company given until Monday to stop flow of oil

Here's what Enbridge is saying on its website about its latest oil leak, this time in suburban Chicago:
Enbridge has confirmed that a leak occurred Sept. 9 from its 6A pipeline in Romeoville, Illinois. Line 6A was shut down within minutes of Enbridge being notified and the section of the pipeline where the leak occurred has been isolated.
No injuries have been reported. Oil was released onto a roadway and then into a retention pond. Enbridge personnel are on site and booms have been deployed as a precautionary measure.

We express our apologies to the businesses in Romeoville and surrounding areas for the disruption, and extend our appreciation to emergency responders and regulatory agencies for their professional, diligent and supportive actions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given Enbridge until Monday to plug the leak.  Enbridge says the leak has been contained, but oil continues to drain out of the pipe.