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Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for groundwater leak

This June 29, 2018 file photo shows tanks at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis. Photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press. This June 29, 2018 file photo shows tanks at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.

The Associated Press
Created: September 17, 2021 09:35 AM

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline.

The state Department of Natural Resources says Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook last January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an artesian aquifer which resulted in a 24 million gallon groundwater leak and endangered nearby wetlands.

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