Michigan Tech Chosen to Perform Line 5 Risk Analysis
The State of Michigan has reached a deal with a northern Michigan University to do the risk analysis of the Line 5 Pipeline.
The State has reached an agreement with Michigan Tech to complete the analysis.
Dr Meadows, director of the Great Lakes Research Center at Mich Tech and a team from private and public universities will complete the study by this September.
They will evaluate Enbridge’s liability for a worst-case-scenario pipeline spill, including the impact such a spill would have on Michigan’s economy and environment.
The independent analysis will cover a variety of topics, including the environmental fate and transport of oil released into the Straits during a worst case scenario, how long it would take the clean up a release, and the public health impacts.
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