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Crews Remove Tunneling Machine From Lake Huron

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - Crews putting in a Lake Huron pipeline that will bring water to Flint and other area communities have removed a massive tunneling machine from the lake.

Workers wearing hard hats and life jackets took pictures with their phones as the 78,000-pound contraption emerged from a shaft on Thursday.

Project contractor Bob D'Agostini says the machine's removal marks the end of the tunnel portion of the project.

The next step is to have divers excavate with a hydraulic excavator off a barge to install an intake pipe. Crews are expected to burrow another 1.25 miles into Lake Huron.

The
intake tunnel will be done in October.

Genesee County officials estimate having their own Lake Huron pipeline will save the county around $3 million a year.


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