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Company responsible for the spill didn't know its dormant pipeline was full of oil before it leaked across a Los Angeles neighborhood.
On March 17, a Los Angeles-area oil pipeline spilled between 1,500 and 3,000 gallons of crude onto...
Jun 3, 2014 | Read More
Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel/
Regulators faced industry and political pressure to get ruptured Line 14 open. Enbridge management and safety requirements still under scrutiny.
(Update: Enbridge said on Tues. evening, Aug. 7, it restarted the Line 14.) An Enbridge pipeline...
Aug 7, 2012 | Read More
River closed sign near the Kalamazoo River
Proposed federal rules to strengthen pipeline safety won't be in place before construction could begin on the Keystone XL or other new dilbit pipelines.
WASHINGTON—Efforts to beef up oversight of the nation's oil pipelines are progressing so slowly...
Jul 26, 2012 | Read More
Technicians prepare the pipe before removing the ruptured section of 6B.
Weak federal regulations and oversight allowed the company to avoid repairing a known defect that led to the million-gallon pipeline rupture.
WASHINGTON—The most expensive oil pipeline spill in U.S. history could have been prevented if the...
Jul 10, 2012 | Read More

On Sunday July 25, 2010, at 5:58 p.m. local time, Enbridge Line 6B ruptured near Marshall, Mich., and released more than one million gallons of Canadian diluted bitumen into Talmadge Creek and the...

Jul 3, 2012 | Read More
Technicians prepare pipe before cutting and removing the section from the Enbrid
Days of confusion followed the spill. Officials thought they were cleaning up ordinary crude. It was an erroneous assumption Enbridge did not correct.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2010—the day after the biggest pipeline spill of Canadian dilbit in North...
Jun 27, 2012 | Read More
A handful of Canadian oil sands
Bitumen extracted from tar sands has the consistency of peanut butter and must be diluted to flow through pipelines. And that's just the beginning.
When emergency responders rushed to Marshall, Mich. on July 26, 2010, they found that the Kalamazoo...
Jun 26, 2012 | Read More
Cleanup experts work to remove oil near the Kalamazoor River spill site,
A quick guide to the 2010 Enbridge oil spill near Marshall, Michigan.
1969: Pipeline 6B installed. 1999: Enbridge begins carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta on...
Jun 26, 2012 | Read More
Initial cleanup of a 5-acre contaminated zone in the pipeline break area
Documents from the federal investigation into the largest spill of diluted bitumen in U.S. history point to the need for a more accurate accounting.
The 2010 pipeline spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River was far larger than the pipeline operator has...
Jun 11, 2012 | Read More
A map of Enbridge pipeline 6B through Indiana and Michigan.
Control room technicians 1,500 miles away didn't understand that the 16 high priority alarms that sounded were warning them of a leak.
A ruptured pipeline near Michigan's Kalamazoo River leaked oil for more than 17 hours, even as 16...
May 30, 2012 | Read More