Jackson oil spill

Pipeline Ruptures in Jackson, WI and Affects Local Residents

July 31, 2012

As a result of a broken pipeline owned by West Shore Pipe Line Co, there was an oil spill in Jackson, WI. Reports estimate about 55,000 gallons of oil leaked. Although the oil spill occurred two weeks ago, it has contaminated the soil in the area, and at least seven residential water wells. Washington County [...] Continue Reading…

Miami

14,000 Miles of Corroded Pipelines Found in Miami Dade County

July 25, 2012

The Miami Water and Sewer Department is will be fixing corroded and leaking pipes that are 50-87 years old. Three of their main water treatment plants need repairs on pipelines that will cost about $1 billion, but could end up costing more. The city does not want to raise taxes, but they will pass the [...] Continue Reading…

Fire

Corrosion Causes Projects to Last Longer

July 18, 2012

Just this past weekend, an excavation was under way to carry out cathodic protection work to avoid corrosion in pipeline. Unfortunately, the laborers that  were assigned to repair a pipeline close to Hyderabad received severe burn injuries. A fire broke out in the supply line. Many people tend to overlook cathodic protection testing and corrosion. [...] Continue Reading…

Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge Oil Spill

July 12, 2012

Last week we learned that The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued one of its largest fines to date. After further investigation, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of the pipeline rupture was corrosion fatigue cracks. The cracks grew along with the corrosion resulted in substantial defects. As a result, the polyethylene tape coating [...] Continue Reading…

Kalamazoo Oil Spill

Corroded Pipe Rupture Results in Large Fines and Repair Costs

July 3, 2012

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued one of the largest fines against Enbridge Energy. This comes as a result of a crude oil spill back in 2010 that affected the Marshall, Michigan area and the Kalamazoo River. Enbridge Energy now has to pay a record $3.7 million [...] Continue Reading…