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Oil pipeline replacement continues

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MENDON, Mich. (AP) - A $1.3 billion project is moving forward to replace a 210-mile oil pipeline that stretches across Michigan and caused a 2010 spill.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Enbridge Inc. last month began the second phase of construction on Line 6B and it should be in service by mid-2014.

Thousands of sections of pipeline are at a site in the Mendon area. The company has five other temporary pipeline yards in the state.

The pipeline project has been targeted by protesters in parts of Michigan.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company’s pipeline ruptured in southwestern Michigan in 2010, fouling a river with oil. The pipeline runs from Sarnia, Ontario, to Griffith, Ind.

The new pipeline is being built parallel to the current pipeline, which will be deactivated and left in the ground.

Posted 8/14/2013