Shocking! World’s largest oil line may soon be damaged and leak in the world largest freshwater source
Everyone knows that water is essential to survival and there is no substitute for water. Not only that the human body needs 60% of water, this scarce resource is also essential for animals, water creatures, plants, and for keeping the environment healthy.
However, the fresh water source is stretched thin these days. This is mainly because of the growing population and pollution. Do you ever imagine what will happen when the fresh water source is contaminated? The scarcity of fresh water will cause a massive environmental catastrophe. So, it is our responsibility to save our freshwater resource.
There is a very big concern which may soon appear if strict action is not taken to stop the use of the world’s largest oil pipeline. Continue reading to know how this pipeline may create a massive environmental catastrophe.
1 How the world’s largest oil pipeline may create a massive environmental catastrophe?
According to a survey conducted by The National Wildlife Federation in 2013, the world’s largest petroleum pipeline “Enbridge” may soon leak into the world’s largest fresh water source. This pipeline lies under the Mackinac Bridge that connects the world’s largest source of freshwater – Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.
This pipeline is based on 1950s technology and may soon be damaged and may leak if it is not shut down. The National Wildlife Federation made their own commission in 2013 and found broken support and unidentified debris covering the pipes. The commission mentioned that if this pipeline is not shut down it may soon leak into the world’s largest freshwater source.
2 What this company said about this matter?
The company that owns and operate this pipeline claimed that the pipeline is structurally safe and is running perfectly for more than 60 years without any leaks so there is no need to worry. This company is already responsible for the largest inland petroleum land spill in US history. They took more than 20 hours to fix the spill.
3 What reasons can we present in front of the government to close this pipeline?
There are several reasons which we can present in front of the government to pressure them to shut down the pipeline. Some of the main reasons include:
- The company’s previous failure.
- The warning of the engineers and environmental organizations.
- The zebra mussels acidic waste degrading the pipe.
- The leak can affect both environment and wildlife.
- The pipe construction technology is very old and unable to sustain the condition for a long period of time.
4 Final conclusion
The National Wildlife Federation continually opposes the use of this pipeline, but no action is taken till date by the company or by the government. The engineers and environmental organizations are planning to shut down the pipeline, which is not very hard to achieve.