NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to Meet on Pipeline Rupture and Oil Spill Accident

July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a meeting to determine the probable cause and consider safety recommendations for a pipeline rupture and oil spill accident.

On July 25, 2010, an Enbridge Incorporated 30-inch-diameter pipeline ruptured and released crude oil into a wetland area in Marshall, Michigan. The rupture occurred during the last stages of a planned shutdown and was not discovered or addressed for over 17 hours. Cleanup efforts are ongoing; related costs to date have exceeded $767 million.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. (ET)

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC

Participants: NTSB Board Members

A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available at www.ntsb.gov. To report any difficulties viewing the webcast, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for webcast technical support.

A synopsis of the report will appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of the Board meeting. The complete report will appear on ntsb.gov in several weeks.

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.