Pipe Line Under Straits of Mackinac Deemed Safe

Jun 19, 2017

Enbridge says a test over the weekend of the line that runs under the west bay of the Straits of Mackinac showed no signs of leaks or breaks. Enbridge ran a successful test of the east line earlier this month.

John Gauderman is with Enbridge.

“Our job continues to be ensuring the safety and reliability of Line 5 through the straits, as well as our entire system in every community through which it traverses," said Gauderman.

The pressure test on Line 5 is part of a court settlement following the Kalamazoo River spill seven years ago.

A state board is waiting on two Line 5 studies. One assesses the safety of line. The other is on potential alternatives to running pipes under the water.