Authorities say a train struck someone who was walking across a trestle over the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan.
Environmental groups are raising concerns about transporting tar sands oil in underground pipelines on the second anniversary of a spill that polluted the Kalamazoo River.
Researchers from Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute have been awarded a $50,000 one-year grant from the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the Gun Lake Tribe, to study lake sturgeon in the Kalamazoo River.
A Canadian company’s failure to deal adequately with cracks in an oil pipeline and its slow response to a 2010 rupture in southwestern Michigan likely caused the most expensive onshore oil spill in U.S. history, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Federal regulators propose a $3.7 million civil penalty against the Canadian owner of the pipeline, Enbridge, which is based in Calgary, Alberta.
Local, state and federal agencies responding to the Enbridge oil spill announced Thursday that an additional 34 miles of the Kalamazoo River and the entire two miles of Morrow Lake are now open for recreational use, nearly two years after a nearly million-gallon oil spill.
It’s been nearly two years since 800,000 gallons of oil spilled into a creek that feeds the Kalamazoo River. and a new study concludes that pipeline safety laws are still inadequate.
A stretch of the Kalamazoo River reopened for public use Wednesday for the first time since a massive oil spill fouled the southern Michigan waterway in July 2010, officials said.
The July, 2010, spill sent more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary, when a 30-inch pipeline owned be western Canada-based Enbridge Inc ruptured.
A pipeline company responsible for last year’s more than 800,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has submitted a new cleanup plan.