Kalamazoo River oil spill

SW Michigan
4:05 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Oil spill in 2010 not a threat to drinking water

Kalamazoo River re-opens in 2012 (file photo)
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A new state report says the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill did not cause contamination of residential water wells that threatens human health. The final “health assessment” by the Department of Community Health says no oil-related organic compounds were found in wells near the disaster in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.

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7:55 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Enbridge declines to pay for new studies on oil spill damage

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Company says the data has "already been collected"
The pipeline company responsible for the 2010 tar sands oil spill that fouled almost 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River is refusing to pay $800,000 to complete two new studies to assess the spill's damage.
12:34 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Federal report recommends steps for better pipeline safety

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General Accounting Office report makes recommendations for preventing pipeline rupture like one that caused oil spill on Kalamazoo River in 2010.
A national study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is proposing measures to prevent future oil pipeline spills. Measures like automated valves, spill modeling software, locating response personnel closer to pipelines and collecting better data on incident response times could potentially reduce damage, the report said.
6:26 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Enbridge gets approval for replacing 160 miles of pipeline through Michigan

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Pipeline to pass through Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, Cass and Berrien Counties
LANSING, MI - Enbridge Energy received state regulatory approval to replace about 160 miles of its crude oil and petroleum pipeline through 10 counties in Michigan. The company says the project is necessary to increase capacity and address the long-term integrity of the 6B pipeline, which ruptured near Marshall in July 2010, spilling more than 800,000 gallons of heavy crude into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River.