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MPCA reports more drilling mud spills along Line 3 construction route

Severe drought has Embridge buying water from two northern Minnesota cities


August 11, 2021

Tim Gruber - New York Times

An aerial view of Line 3 pipeline construction near Park Rapids, Minn., in early June.

Enbridge has spilled more drilling mud along the Line 3 construction route in northern Minnesota than previously reported - 28 spills so far this summer, creating at least 10,000 gallons of muck.

State pollution regulators confirmed the totals Tuesday in a response to DFL lawmakers who called for a halt to drilling and demanded an accounting of the spills.

Meanwhile, in a move that has alarmed Line 3 opponents, Enbridge has been buying water from the city of Park Rapids for dust suppression in the weeks since the state restricted the company's use of water from drought-stricken lakes and rivers. The company said it has also used water from Bagley.


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