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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)

Feds: Neglect, Inaction Caused Michigan Oil Spill

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2012

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Massive Oil Spill In Kalamazoo May Result In $3.7M Fine

Federal regulators propose a $3.7 million civil penalty against the Canadian owner of the pipeline, Enbridge, which is based in Calgary, Alberta.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

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3-Mile Segment Of Kalamazoo River Reopens

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

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)

Report On Ruptured Pipeline Delayed

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2012

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

Enbridge Submits New Kalamazoo River Spill Cleanup Plan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2011

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)

Leaked Oil Still Sits On River Bottom, Banks

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2011

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Hearing Set On Enbridge Pipeline Replacement Plan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/01/2011

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Study: No Long-Term Health Effects Of Kalamazoo River Spill

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

After Accidents, Tougher Pipeline Rules Proposed

Lawmakers are considering plans that could spur major upgrades to the nation’s aging energy pipelines, driven by a string of recent oil spills, deadly natural gas blasts and what they call federal regulators’ inaction.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2011

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Submerged Oil A Challenge At Michigan Spill Site

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2011

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