8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."
1:42 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

EPA Allied Paper landfill plan faces opposition

Warning signs outside the Allied Paper landfill
Credit WMUK

City officials, environmentalists, and many residents aren’t happy about a federal proposal for Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper landfill. In March, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency briefed city commissioners on a proposal to leave highly toxic PCB contamination at the Superfund site. The city and the Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition want all of the material removed.

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6:19 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners say they will fight EPA plan for landfill

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Commissioners and residents want site completely cleaned up. Cost estimates are far greater for that option
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
City commissioners and about 25 community members at a special meeting Tuesday heard the details of the EPA's $36-million plan that calls for polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, to be dug out from areas around the landfill in the Edison neighborhood, including near homes and a Goodwill building between the landfill and Alcott Street.
8:16 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Enbridge says cost of cleaning up Kalamazoo River oil spill near $1-billion

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EPA ordered additional clean up last week of area near Marshall where pipeline burst in 2010
Last week's dredging order by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will push Enbridge's cleanup costs for the July 2010 spill close to $1 billion, the company said Wednesday. Enbridge Energy Partners LP said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the EPA order will cost the company $175 million and "financial statement recognition for this incident will cause increased volatility in the Partnership's results of operations and cash flows."
8:42 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Environmental Protection Agency issues final order to Enbridge for additional cleanup

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Oil pipeline company has five days to respond and 15 days to provide the agency with plan for work along the Kalamazoo River
Enbridge was issued a final administrative order by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday to do additional cleanup along the Kalamazoo River. The order requires dredging in sections of the river above the Ceresco Dam and in the Morrow Lake Delta. Submerged oil and oil-contaminated sediment exists throughout nearly 40 miles of the river, according to the order.