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ID:

589

Date:

2010-09-26

Headline:

Spills raise fears about inspection of pipelines

Reporter's name:

Tina Lam

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Detroit Free Press

City:

Detroit, MI

Summary:

The federal agency responsible for regulating and overseeing oil pipelines in Michigan has taken no enforcement actions in Michigan in the last decade despite numerous pipeline breaks, according to records obtained by the Detroit Free Press under FOIA. Federal regulators described 62 of Michigan's pipeline accidents over that period as "significant."

Notes:

The story is part of a larger research project by the Detroit Free Press, which also created an interactive map showing pipelines throughout the state (http://www.freep.com/article/20100926/NEWS06/100922091/Where-pipelines-run-and-where-theyve-leaked) based on agency maps available from the National Pipeline Mapping System, a project of the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Keywords:

Michigan, pipeline, oil pipeline, Department of Transportation, DOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA, National Pipeline Mapping System, maps, regulators

URL:

http://www.freep.com/article/20100926/NEWS05/9260502


Agencies:

DOT

States:

MI

Categories:

energy


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