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 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.
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