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MPSC Approves 'Phase II' Of Enbridge Pipeline Replacement Project


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan Public Service Commission on Thursday approved an application for phase two of the Enbridge 6B pipeline replacement project.

MPSC officials say the pipeline project includes about 110 miles of new 36-inch diameter pipeline and 50 miles of 30-inch pipeline. They say once the project is complete, Enbridge will have replaced the entre length of Line 6B, the same pipeline that ruptured and leaked between 800,000 and 1 million gallons of oil into the Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River in July 2010.

The pipeline replacement project will affect several counties throughout the state, including Jackson, Ingham and Oakland counties.

Phase one of the project started in 2012, and replaced 75 miles of Line 6B.

At this point, it is unclear how many local homeowners could be affected by the pipeline replacement project, which puts a second pipeline adjacent to the current line. Enbridge official Jason Manshum says the company has no intention of running both pipelines at the same time, but will instead shut off the original pipeline.


Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Contact her via email at You can also reach out to her via Facebook and Twitter.

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