Man who claims Enbridge’s pipeline leakage caused him a ruptured artery will get his chance in court

Severe migraines. Non-stop vomiting. Severe abdominal pain, and a ruptured artery.

Michigan resident Chance Lowery said he suffered these symptoms during the aftermath of Calgary pipeline giant Enbridge’s massive 2010 oil leak into the Kalamazoo River.

Lowery lived about 15 miles away from where an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in July 26, 2010, releasing 3.3 million litres of oil into the Kalamazoo River.

The oil spill into the Kalamazoo River is the largest inland spill in the history of the United States. Three years after the leakage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated that at least 684,000 litres of bitumen were still in the river.

Even though the judge dismissed his case in 2011, Michigan’s court of appeals sent the case back to the lower court, saying Lowery should get a chance to prove his claim in court.

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