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Straits of Mackinac, MI Dielectric Fluid Release

6750 David Dr, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA | 2018-Apr-03

Initial Notification: On April 2, 2018, approximately 400 gallons of dielectric fluid was released from a power cable crossing the Straits of Mackinac, MI. The source spill site is approximately 400 feet offshore and covered in patchy ice. The fluid could not be secured due to the possibility of water intrusion into the cable, but the flow has been reduced to 10 gallons an hour. USCG Sault Ste. Marie has requested trajectory and resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Pipeline
Products of concern:Dielectric Fluid
Total amount at risk of spill: 600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 45° 47.32′ North
Longitude (approximate): 84° 46.71′ West