Michigan … worry about human error, technology failure…. the capability …. to address a large-scale spill ….in the Great Lakes !
The challenge now is …for Enbridge to show how THEY will change , possibly by implementing a common business practice …yes ,the independent audit ..for operations.!
This NTSB report (about Enbridge ,2010,Kalamazoo major spill..) tells us that the “PROBABLE CAUSE was…”DEFICIENT integrity management procedures, which allowed well-documented crack defects in corroded areas to propagate until the pipeline failed.” …. a U.S. regulator commented that Enbridge had a ‘culture of deviance AND “Not adhering to required procedures…
Typically, financial interests of shareholders and investors are protected with the external audit of corporate FINANCIAL reports..
Why not then an independent audit, of internal CORPORATE reports, about operations/safety practices …for Board review and direction …..to better assure the public ,the shareholders and the investors, that they are better protected from ‘DEFICIENT’ integrity management’ ,!
Let these new pipelines investigation procedures for the Enbridge Mackinac crossing set the new standard for all pipelines systems, new and old…
Carl Shalansky , P. Eng.(retired) https://redfern3359.wordpress.com/