Report: Lack of support a recurring problem for oil pipeline
June 2, 2017
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac have had repeated problems with inadequate supports, a shortcoming that Michigan officials have described as violating a legal condition for placing the lines in the waterway, a newspaper reported Thursday.
The Petoskey News-Review (http://bit.ly/2rudBVM ) said inspections by Enbridge Energy Partners had uncovered more than 200 instances in which excessive sections of its pipelines had no support from the lake bottom or man-made anchors. An easement granted by the state when the lines were laid in 1953 requires that...