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Oil flows through Line 3, but cleanup work remains at site of ruptured aquifer

Breach threatens a rare biodiversity hot spot in Clearwater County


October 5, 2021

Enbridge has until Oct. 15 to repair an aquifer at its Clearwater Terminal that was pierced during Line 3 construction, wasting at least 24 million gallons of water and threatening nearby wetlands. Brian Peterson •

CLEARBROOK, MINN. – Oil started flowing through the newly built Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota on Friday, bringing closure to one chapter of the large and bitterly disputed construction project.

Now comes a new one: cleaning up the mess left behind.

Forced by state regulators, Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge has launched a major cleanup effort in Clearwater County to repair the aquifer crews punctured during construction in January. Artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months near this rural community, wasting at least 24 million gallons and threatening to dry out two rare and protected wetland areas nearby called fens.


Reader Comments(1)

Sad writes:

They really don't care. Imagine hating people so much that wasting oil on their land doesnt matter to you. Itter demons.


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