On June 29, Enbridge delivered its final 3 reports to the State of Michigan in accordance with its November 2017 agreement. These assessments evaluate technologies and actions aimed at safeguarding the environment and energy infrastructure. They will be used to help inform discussions on the future of Line 5 and energy infrastructure in Michigan.
The comprehensive studies provided to the State of Michigan addressed the following topics:
- Technologies and strategies to prevent vessel anchor strikes to Line 5 and critical infrastructure in the Straits of Mackinac;
- Potential technologies that provide leak detection and coating integrity assessment on the underwater portion of Line 5 at the Straits; and
- Prioritization and potential safety enhancements on Line 5 water crossings outside the Straits of Mackinac.
These assessments are the result of the coordinated efforts between State-appointed experts, independent consultants and Enbridge and can be found on the PSAB Website, Click Here for More.