Updated January 6, 2016
According to U-M Water Center hydroexpert Dave Schwab:
"If you were to pick the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes, this would be it.
The currents are powerful and change direction frequently. In the event of an oil spill,
these factors would lead to a big mess that would be very difficult to contain."
For Additional coverage of this story see:
- Governor Milliken: Seek alternatives to Straits pipeline quickly (Detroit Free Press, January 2016)
- Is time running out on Enbridge's Straits Line #5? (Dome Magazine.com, January 2016)
- Inside the Fight to Shut Down Line 5 (Detroit Metro Tiimes, December 2015)
- Oil spill, high waves: A Great Lakes disaster scenario (Detroit Free Press)
- To prevent Great Lakes oil spills, map the rists and strengthen the rules (MLive commentary by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, November 2015)
- Video: 62 year old pipeline poses threat to Straits of Mackinac ( PBS Television, Chicago Tonight, August 2015)
- Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill, U-M researcher concludes (U-M News Service, July 2014)