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Regulators want more fixes for Mich. oil pipeline



More repairs may be required as part of a deal that could let Enbridge Energy Partners restart a pipeline that spilled oil into a Michigan river this summer.

Federal regulators said in a letter to the company last week that they want dozens of pipeline anomalies fixed within 180 days of a restart. Dented pipeline that runs beneath the St. Clair River would have to be replaced within one year of a restart.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer of Michigan released the letter Monday.

Regulators haven't approved a restart plan for the pipeline that runs from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.

An estimated 820,000 to 1 million gallons of oil spilled from the pipeline near Marshall, Mich., in late July.

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