The Associated Press September 29, 2010, 10:52AM ET

Mich. oil pipeline officially returns to service

The owner of the pipeline that leaked more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan this summer said the line has officially returned to service.

Enbridge Inc. said Tuesday that the process of restarting the pipeline has been completed. Oil flowed Monday through the pipeline running between Griffith, Ind., and Sarnia, Ontario, after a two-month shutdown.

The Canadian company reported a massive oil leak July 26, when an estimated 820,000 to 1 million gallons spilled near Marshall and some reached the Kalamazoo River.

The pipeline has restarted at lower pressure. An independent third party that reports to federal regulators is monitoring the restart.

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