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Leaked Oil Still Sits On River Bottom, Banks

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Oil clings to plants along the Kalamazoo River after an oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil July 28, 2010 in Marshall. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Oil clings to plants along the Kalamazoo River after an oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil July 28, 2010 in Marshall. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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MARSHALL (WWJ/AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says most of the oil still remaining from a July 2010 pipeline leak in West Michigan sits on the floor of the Kalamazoo River and along about 200 riverbank sites.

EPA on-scene coordinator Ralph Dollhopf tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that cleanup work has yet to be done on those riverbanks near Marshall, about 60 miles southeast of Grand Rapids.

Enbridge Inc. has been given until Oct. 20 to submit revised plans for additional cleanup work. More than 800,000 gallons of oil leaked into the river and Talmadge Creek. As of Oct. 2, about 766,000 gallons of oil had been collected.

Enbridge has said it was increasing its estimate of the cleanup cost by about 20 percent to $700 million.

The pipeline runs from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.

Catch up on the Kalamazoo River oil spill, here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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