Microbes, Not Oil, Cause Kalamazoo River Sheen

2:20 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Microbes, Not Oil, Cause Kalamazoo River Sheen

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A Michigan DEQ biologist says the bacteria in question have been doing their non-toxic thing for billions of years.
OTSEGO, MI -- It was only a harmless bacteria, not a ruptured oil pipeline, that left an ominous sheen on the waters of the Kalamazoo River in Otsego last week. A Kalamazoo Gazette reader was alarmed when he spotted a large amounts of oil on the Kalamazoo River in in Otsego, which he believed to be from the 2010 Enbridge pipeline rupture near Marshall.