Report: Repairs Needed to Pipeline in Wisconsin Marsh

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Documents released by state environmental officials show an eastern Wisconsin pipeline that spilled gasoline last July needs repairs where it crosses the Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the documents say the repairs must be completed to prevent a spill in the publicly owned recreation and hunting land.

A consultant for West Shore Pipe Line Co. of Illinois told the Department of Natural Resources an internal inspection found nine sections of pipe were degraded. Those sections must be reinforced with a metal sleeve or risk a spill.

Last year an estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline were spilled in the Town of Jackson when a welded seam ruptured along several feet of pipe in a farm field.

The DNR recently approved the repair project at Jackson Marsh.

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