MARSHALL—The company whose pipeline is responsible for a massive oil spill last month in a Michigan river has been fined $2.4 million over a 2007 case in Minnesota.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the penalty Tuesday against Enbridge Energy Partners for pipeline safety violations.
Two Enbridge workers were killed in 2007 when leaking oil from a company pipeline in Clearbrook, Minn. ignited. A Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration investigation found Enbridge failed to safely perform repairs.
The Michigan accident involves 820,000 to more than 1 million gallons of oil that spilled into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River near Marshall on July 26. The pipeline runs from Griffith, Ind. to Sarnia, Ontario.