For the first time ever, Tuscarora Township Police Department is participating in a large-scale exercise involving 200-plus participants from several different local, state and federal agencies, which will simulate an oil spill leaking into the Indian River.
The exercise, taking place on September 15, 2014, is going to simulate an oil spill leaking into the Indian River. "There’s going to be responders from Enbridge, local responders, firefighters, law enforcement,” said Tuscarora Township Police Chief Gordon Temple. “Homeland Security should be here, DEQ, United States Coast Guard.” The Office of Emergency Management/Cheboygan Emergency Operations Center will coordinate media access. Enbridge officials will be using booms — big pads they put across the river to contain the spill."
After departing Superior Wisconsin, then traversing the Straits of Mackinac, Enbridge Line 5 crosses through the 1,400 square mile Cheboygan River watershed, and crosses at Indian River on its way to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The crossing is near the I-75 bridge.