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Enbridge ordered to pay $3M for Line 3 groundwater leak

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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 Department of Natural Resources says Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook in January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an aquifer, which resulted in a 24 million gallon groundwater leak and endangered nearby wetlands. Enbridge says its working with the DNR on a resolution. The company’s 340-mile Line 3 pipeline replacement, which will carry Canadian crude across northern Minnesota to the company’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, is nearly complete.

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