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Report: Lack of support a recurring problem for oil pipeline


PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac have had repeated problems with inadequate supports, a shortcoming that Michigan officials have described as violating a legal condition for placing the lines in the waterway, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The Petoskey News-Review ( ) said inspections by Enbridge Energy Partners had uncovered more than 200 instances in which excessive sections of its pipelines had no support from the lake bottom or man-made anchors. An easement granted by the state when the lines were laid in 1953 requires that...

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