- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) - Pipeline company Enbridge has replaced a 461-foot section of new oil pipeline in Michigan after it fell into a ditch when a crane holding it toppled on its side.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1kBEDBK ) the replacement came at the request of regulators after it fell Jan. 8 in the unincorporated community of Ceresco, near Marshall.

Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum says in an email that on-scene inspectors determined that the pipe section was OK, but the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration suggested replacement.

The section is part of Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge’s new Line 6B, a 36-inch pipeline running nearly 300 miles from Griffith, Ind., through Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario. The existing Enbridge pipeline ruptured in southern Michigan in 2010, spilling about 843,000 gallons of oil.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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