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.
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.
A hearing has been set on Enbridge Inc.’s plan to replace more sections of a pipeline that leaked more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan last summer.
There are no long-term health effects of submerged oil from last year’s spill in southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, a new study from the state says.
Oil that has settled at the bottom of the Kalamazoo River is the largest cleanup challenge remaining from a southern Michigan spill of more than 800,000 gallons that occurred nearly a year ago.
The last of the turtles that were cared for following last summer’s oil spill in southern Michigan have been released into the Kalamazoo River.
Officials say they don’t know when the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan will reopen for public use as the cleanup of last summer’s oil spill continues.
The clean-up continues from last July’s oil spill which dumped more than 800,000 gallons from an Enbridge oil pipeline into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall.
Health officials say over 300 people reported ill health in connection to the Embridge oil spill in Marshall Michigan last July.
Enbridge Energy is required to develop and implement a plan leading to long-term cleanup of areas in and around Marshall affected by an 800,000-gallon heavy crude oil leak.