About the Leak
Enbridge responded to a leak on the 6B pipeline on its Lakehead System occurring Monday, July 26, 2010, near its Marshall, Mich., pump station. An estimated 20,082 barrels (843,444 gallons) of crude oil was released from Line 6B; of that, an estimated 8,033 barrels (337,386 gallons) reached Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River.
Enbridge takes every incident very seriously and we’re treating this situation as a top priority. No one was injured.
We are committed to thoroughly cleaning up the site as quickly as possible. The safety of people and the protection of the environment are our highest priorities.
Enbridge notified and is working with the appropriate regulators and emergency officials. The cause of the release has not been determined and is being investigated.
Line 6B is a 30-inch, 283,000 barrels per day (bpd) line transporting light synthetics, heavy and medium crude oil from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario. It is part of the Partnership's Lakehead System.