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WSW: Documentary Examines Line 5 History And Controversy (Rebroadcast)

File photo of the Straits of Mackinac from Gregory Varnum, Wikimedia Commons
Gregory Varnum, Wikimedia Commons
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How big a threat is Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac to the Great Lakes? That’s the question that a documentary from Detroit Public Television attempted to answer.

Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes examines the benefits and risks of the pipeline. A version of the interview with the Great Lakes Bureau Chief for Detroit Public Television, Mary Ellen Geist, originally aired in May.

Last week a new report spelled out the worst case scenario of an oil spill on the Great Lakes. Researchers from Michigan Technological University estimated that clean up costs could reach $2-billion.

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Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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