Oil Spill in Adams County

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Tuesday July 31st, JoAnne Thrax (subbing for Cynthia Lin) interviewed Beth Wallace, Community Outreach Regional Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) about the recent oil spill in Adams County, WI.

‘A federal agency issued Tuesday a corrective action order against Enbridge Energy that prohibits the Houston-based company from operating the 470-mile pipeline until it submits a restart plan and it is approved.

The order, from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, came after the pipeline ruptured Friday in rural Adams County and spilled 1,200 barrels of oil into a farm field.

“Pipelines operate safely across the country every single day. That’s why accidents, like the one in Wisconsin, are absolutely unacceptable,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.”

-Wisconsin State Journal

To read the entire article: http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/feds-block-pipeline-re-opening-after-wisconsin-oil-spill/article_cb5fbcf6-db3a-11e1-a1e9-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz22PbO97r7

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