The U.S Coast Guard has set up a perimeter around a shipwreck that is leaking fuel into Lake Erie.
It’s believed to be the biggest environmental threat posed by a shipwreck to the Great Lakes.
The Coast Guard said the Argo was carrying 100,000 gallons of crude oil, and another lighter fuel, when it went down in 1937. Continue reading
Straits of Mackinac. Courtesy of Colleen Brown.
Next month the Coast Guard will be working with Enbridge to test their oil spill response plan, should line 5 ever rupture.
Steve Keck, a Coast Guard Contingency Preparedness Specialist, said a simulation of this size takes about a year to plan.