This November, St. Louis Green Time TV will feature From the Pipeline on two different air dates. The film will be introduced by Sierra Club Chapter Director (Eastern Missouri Group) John Hickey. Green Time will air From the Pipeline at noon on Saturday November 7th in St. Louis on Channel 24-1 and at 8 pm on Monday November 9th in St. Louis on Channel 24-2, Springfield on Channel 39, Joplin on Channel 36 and Marshfield on Channel 17.
On August 11, 2015, the Spearhead Pipeline which runs parallel to the Flanagan South Pipeline and shares a right of way, released an estimated 16-20 gallons of crude oil into a local intermittent creek in Shelby County, Missouri. The Spearhead is also owned by Enbridge and has carried crude oil across Missouri for the past 50 years. Both pipelines were shut off and a clean-up crew was sent to the site. Part of the Spearhead pipeline was excavated for inspection to determine the cause of the spill as the release point was unknown at the time of the spill.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources reported that no fish kill occurred. Nor was any oily vegetation observed downstream. The Flanagan South pipeline was put back into operation the next day while efforts to investigate the Spearhead remained underway.
To see MO DNR’s record of the incident visit: https://apps.dnr.mo.gov/asp/esp/meerts/display.asp