Lansing, Mich. — Wolverine Pipe Line Company (Wolverine) recently conducted simulated emergency response drills along the Grand River in Eaton Rapids, MI and along the Red Cedar River in Williamston, MI. The drills were scheduled as part of Wolverine’s annual emergency response preparedness training.
Wolverine personnel, along with emergency responders from the area including the Hamlin Township Fire Department, placed containment boom in the rivers to simulate product control and recovery methods that may be deployed in an actual release on the river.
“Simulated field exercises like these boom deployments are a key part of Wolverine’s training and safety operations,” said Louis Kraus, Right-of-Way & Claims Supervisor. “They allow us to ensure our personnel and community partners are prepared in the event of an incident.”
“Partnerships and strong communication are critical in any emergency,” said Deputy Fire Chief Art Reist, Hamlin Township Fire Department. “Being able to participate in these exercises ensures our team is prepared to respond in the event a real pipeline incident occurs. We were thankful for the opportunity to partner with Wolverine Pipe Line Company during the drill.”
Wolverine operates a liquid petroleum pipeline in Ingham County, MI. Wolverine conducts its drills at different locations up to three times per year.
Wolverine Pipe Line Company is a fuel transportation company headquartered in Portage, Michigan. Wolverine operates ~700 miles of active pipeline transporting refined petroleum products from refineries in the Chicago area to the Michigan market. Wolverine transports approximately 30% of all gasoline and diesel fuel used in Michigan.
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Wolverine Pipe Line has produced a pipeline safety video called, “It Takes a Partnership,” it can be viewed online here: https://youtu.be/7P-JdL46_90