oil spill

6:23 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Coast Guard Says It's Not Equipped for Heavy Oil Spill on Great Lakes

Warning is based on 2013 study
The U.S. Coast Guard and other responders are not adequately equipped or prepared for a "heavy oil" spill on the Great Lakes, according to a Coast Guard commander who is pushing for action. A major oil spill could spell economic disaster for the states in the Great Lakes region, severely damaging the multibillion-dollar fishing and recreational boating industries and killing off wildlife.
6:27 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Enbridge sues over access to land for cleanup

Fredonia Farms filed suit against Enbridge 2012
A lawsuit filed by Enbridge Inc. against owners of a farm along Talmadge Creek has been moved to federal court. Attorneys for Fredonia Farms last week took the case from Calhoun County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in late November.
7:15 am
Thu October 10, 2013

MSU professor says there's still much to be learned from Kalamazoo River oil spill

Stephen Hamilton began studying spill about two weeks after it happened in July of 2010
HICKORY CORNERS - More than $1 billion, several health studies and three years of cleanup efforts have been devoted to the Kalamazoo River following the 2010 oil spill. But even one of the state's most qualified scientists say there is still much to be learned.
Kalamazoo River
12:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State assessment finds no "long term impact" on public health from contact on Kalamazoo River

Portions of the Kalamazoo River reopened in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Community Health says it has evaluated surface water in the area of the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

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Kalamazoo River oil spill
8:52 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Battle Creek Enquirer reports on Enbridge's buying homes near 2010 oil spill

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

    

After an oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in 2010, Enbridge Energy offered to buy homes in the area within 200 feet of the river. 

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