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AP Environmental Writer 

Company finds gaps in underwater oil pipeline's coating


August 31, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Wednesday it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes.

Enbridge Inc.'s disclosure prompted criticism from Michigan's governor and other officials about the condition of the pipelines, which traverse the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, a nearly 5-mile (8-kilometer) wide area between the state's lower and upper peninsulas.

They are part of Enbridge's Line 5, which carries about 23 million gallons (87 million liters)...

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