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Enbridge runs through spill drill: Company plans another oil pipeline under the Red River

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By John Hageman


The scenario would be, to put it simply, catastrophic.

It’s a warm day, with a slight wind coming from the northwest. Sometime in the middle of the morning, an excavator accidently breaches a pipeline carrying crude oil near the Red River’s shore. A control station notices the drop in pressure and the pipeline is shut down, but more than 4,000 barrels of oil are spilled.

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