ADAMS COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Enbridge Energy says it will re-open its repaired crude oil pipeline Tuesday between Superior and Chicago.
The company signed a consent agreement with federal officials, in the wake of a rupture on July 27th that spilled over 50,000 gallons of crude oil at a farm near Grand Marsh in Adams County.
Under the consent agreement, the pipeline can only run at 80 percent of its power and capacity until the cause of the rupture is determined. Enbridge also agreed to make aerial patrols of the line both during and after the re-start, to check for other possible leaks.
It’s one of four Enbridge oil pipelines that run along the same route across Wisconsin. The other three were shut down as the result of the spill – but they were quickly fired up again, after it was decided that they had nothing to do with the rupture.