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DNR Approves Enbridge Tank Project in Superior

Updated: 06/12/2014 2:08 PM
Created: 06/12/2014 2:07 PM WDIO.com

Wisconsin regulators have approved an air construction permit for Enbridge to build three new above-ground storage tanks at its Superior terminal.

The DNR said it received more than 200 written comments and about 3,400 emails from the public about the project.  However, the agency said most of the comments concerned Enbridge's pipeline, which was not part of the air permit review and determination.

Many commenters asked the DNR to do an environmental assessment or an environmental impact review.  The DNR said current law does not require additional analysis and pointed out that it did conduct environmental assessments for pipeline projects in 2006 and 2009.

Enbridge's Superior terminal is near the Calumet Superior oil refinery and currently has 40 above-ground storage tanks.  Another two new tanks, which already received regulatory approval, are scheduled to be in service by the middle of the year.

The company says the new tanks, which will hold about 1.5 million barrels of oil, will be 286 feet in diameter and about 56 feet tall.  It expects the new tanks to be in service by 2016.

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