Company files plan to restart Mich. oil pipeline

Kim Finkbeiner, Environmental Health Supervisor, left, and Carolyn Kreiger, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Kalamazoo County Health Department, post notice of closure to the Kalamazoo River on Morrow Lake, in Galesburg, Mich., Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Shawano Cleary)

August 10, 2010 2:27:38 PM PDT
The company that operates a pipeline that spilled oil into a southern Michigan river has filed a plan with federal regulators to eventually restart service.

Enbridge and the Environmental Protection Agency say the cleanup is progressing well.

At least 820 thousand gallons of oil flowed from the ruptured pipeline into the Kalamazoo River. The contaminated water will be treated and released in Griffith, Indiana where the pipeline starts.

Meanwhile, the first group of birds rescued after the oil spill will soon be headed to a new home at a bird sanctuary in Michigan.