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Leak Monitors Urged For Enbridge Pipeline

Oct 21, 2015

One McLean County Board member says she hopes the Enbridge oil pipeline through central Illinois can be made more secure. Victoria Harris is urging county staff to study external leak monitors and anything else that has promise.

Enbridge periodically tests the insides of pipelines using robots. But, the company has not installed external leak detectors.

Harris says it is an easy retrofit.

But, industry representatives dispute that.

Harris says the Bloomington Council unanimously supports asking for a retrofit on the pipeline of external monitors, and she thinks McLean County government should do the same. The issue has been referred to administrative staff for study.