Still No Longer Leaking In Romeoville
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 13, 2010 6:20PM
In case you missed it over the weekend, Josh did an excellent job updating us on the situation in Romeoville involving a leaking oil pipeline and breaking down the tomfoolery involving the culprit, Enbridge Energy. This morning, crews continue to work in Romeoville, closing in on the source of the leak which, as you may recall, Enbridge insisted was shut down less than an hour after the leak was reported last week. The EPA has given Enbridge a new deadline of noon tomorrow to stop the leak. There's no solid estimate given of how much oil has leaked thus far but Sam Borries on-scene coordinator for the EPA, said around 7,000 barrels of oil and water have been recovered. Average gas prices across the Midwest have increased six cents a gallon since the leak was reported last week.
Update: The EPA is now saying the spill has been plugged. The estimate now stands at around 12,000 barrels of oil and water.