Kalamazoo River

6:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

DNR Finds no Asian Carp DNA in Latest Tests on Kalamazoo River

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Genetic material, but not actual Asian Carp, was found in tests earlier this month
ALLEGAN, MI - The Michigan DNR found no evidence of Asian carp environmental DNA in the most recent samples taken from the Kalamazoo River, the agency announced Monday.
12:57 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Enbridge Cleanup of Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Complete

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All sections of the Kalamazoo River are open for public use
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than four years after a massive oil spill was discovered July 26, 2010 near Marshall, the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge has completed its cleanup and restoration of the Kalamazoo River.
SW Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Says Oil in Kalamazoo River Not a Health Threat

The banks of the Kalamazoo River.
Credit WMUK

People who encounter oil chemicals in the surface waters of the Kalamazoo River need not worry about their long-term health. That’s the conclusion of the Michigan Department of Community Health, which released its findings Wednesday.

An Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped a massive amount of oil into the river following a rupture in July 2010. Nearly four years later, the MDCH says people might still come in contact with oil sheen and globules if they swim, wade or boat on the river.

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4:58 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

For Michigan Birds, Cold's OK, Snow's Sometimes Not

Trumpeter swans walk on the snow at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary near Augusta.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Lisa Duke stands by a lake at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary near Augusta. A variety of birds stand near the shore: mallard ducks, Canada geese and, much taller than everyone else, trumpeter swans. With mating season on the way, Duke says they’ve got moves to practice.

"The newer pairs, they do this head bob in unison. So they keep practicing their head bobs and calls together and it kind of reinforces that pair bond," she says while swans trumpet nearby.

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7:31 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Enbridge replaces section of oil pipeline

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Section is part of Enbridge's new 6B pipeline
The section is part of Enbridge's new Line 6B, a 36-inch pipe spanning nearly 300 miles from Indiana to Marysville, Mich., where it crosses the St. Mary's River and oil transport continues into Canada. The new line will allow Enbridge to move more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day through Michigan.