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Great Lakes crews try to prepare, prevent in 'worst absolute place for an oil disaster'

from Homeland Security Today

An anchor strike in a Great Lakes pipeline has served as a teachable moment and a warning about cooperation needed between agencies and industry to prevent or respond to a potentially disastrous burst pipeline in a particularly sensitive location between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, witnesses said at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee field hearing. Sen. Gary Peters presided over the recent Traverse City, Michigan hearing, which focused on the risk of a pipeline break and emergency preparedness measures with specific concerns about a 65-year-old pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac. more


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