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The Enbridge Michigan Pipeline Disaster Files

US National Transportation Safety Board

Energy security analyst Rick Munroe pored over 14,000 pages of documents unearthed by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board's probe into the Michigan pipeline rupture that fouled 38 miles of Kalamazoo river system causing $800 million in clean-up costs, as yet incomplete. Here is the story of that disaster told through the most pertinent documents.

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Enbridge's Kalamazoo Disaster: Straight from the Files

US investigators gathered 376 documents on the pipeline rupture nightmare. Direct from those pages, here's the story.

By Rick Munroe, 27 Aug 2012


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Missed Chances While Oil Gushed from Enbridge Pipeline

What investigators learned about first night of the Kalamazoo spill. Second in a series drawn from NTSB files.

By Rick Munroe, 29 Aug 2012


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Enbridge Spill: 'I Wouldn't Alarm Them Right Now'

Inside firm's communications and response breakdown after rupture was confirmed. Third in a series drawn from US investigators' files.

By Rick Munroe, 31 Aug 2012


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More Enbridge Files: Congress Grills CEO Pat Daniel

Michigan Representative hones in on releases firm sought from spill victims. Last in a series.

By Rick Munroe, 7 Sep 2012


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By Christopher Cheung