EPA SAYS MORE WORK NEEDED TO CLEAN UP KALAMAZOO RIVER SPILL

     (The following press release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
EPA: More Work Needed to Clean up Enbridge Oil Spill in Kalamazoo River  
Chicago – (Oct. 3, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today 
notified Enbridge that more work is needed in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to 
clean up oil from the company’s pipeline spill in July 2010.  EPA is proposing 
further action upstream of Ceresco Dam, upstream of the Battle Creek Dam (Mill 
Ponds area), and in the delta upstream of Morrow Lake.   
Enbridge has 10 days to request a conference with EPA to discuss the additional 
work specified in the proposed order and 30 days to submit written comments. 
EPA’s prior orders directing Enbridge to complete other cleanup and restoration 
work in the Kalamazoo River system remain in effect.    
On July 26, 2010, Enbridge reported that a 30-inch pipeline ruptured near 
Marshall, Michigan. Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and 
carried oil 30 miles downstream before the spill was contained. So far, oil 
spill response workers have collected over 1.1 million gallons of oil and 
almost 200,000 cubic yards of oil-contaminated sediment and debris from the 
Kalamazoo River system.   
For more information, go to www.epa.gov/enbridgespill. 
MEDIA CONTACTS:  
Phillippa Cannon  312-353-6218
Francisco Arcaute   312-886-7613   312-898-2042 Cell   arcaute.francisco@epa.gov 
(rml) NY
 
 
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