Mich. (AP) — Officials say a 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline.
Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar length remained. But the Detroit Free Press reports that the leftover pipe actually is 200 feet long.
Enbridge last week reported the length to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy says he couldn’t explain conflicting reports about the length of the remaining debris. He says it can’t be retrieved.