Oil spill simulation under the Straits

Straits of Mackinac.  Courtesy of Colleen Brown.

Straits of Mackinac. Courtesy of Colleen Brown.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will simulate a spill on Enbridge’s oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac this Thursday (9/24).

Line Five has come under considerable scrutiny lately. Environmentalists said a spill in the Straits could do irreversible harm.

The DEQ is attempting to see how well they could respond in the event of a spill.

More than 300 people are expected to participate in the simulation.

The DEQ said since it’s Enbridge’s pipeline, they will be footing the bill for the simulation.