“It’s a well deserved deficit of trust, given the pipeline disaster in
“That doesn’t endear any kind of trust with the people in
The field hearing at the
The format of the hearing was question and answer, with Peters, the sole
Peters questioned hearing panelist and
“When they are not even willing to be proactive in shutting down a pipeline temporarily when there’s a severe storm hitting at the time we have a damaged pipeline and no way to clean up, it speaks volumes,” Peters said.
Bryson contended there was no pushback on his company’s part to the
Peters pressed officials from the
A visual inspection of the lines did not occur until more than two weeks after the strike. It revealed “gauging” on one of the lines, Elliot said.
In a statement released for the hearing,
Elliot said that, with data provided by
Peters continually questioned Rear Adm.
Nunan contended there was, that
Those cables spilled an estimated 550 gallons of toxic coolant oil into the Straits.
Nunan said the primary equipment to clean up an oil spill in the Straits wouldn’t be on scene until probably 12 hours after. Peters, after the hearing, said while he respected the
The 645-mile-long Line 5 pipeline, built in 1953, runs from
Composite sleeves were wrapped about the dented portions to strengthen the lines. That work finished the week of
In a worst-case scenario Straits rupture, Line 5 would gush 2,436,000 gallons of oil, slick 437 miles of
The study, released in July, is the last of five analyses requested by
Snyder has set a deadline of
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