Enbridge dredging Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from pipeline spill

Source:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Enbridge dredging Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from pipeline spill The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Enbridge has begun a new round of dredging in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from the company’s July 2010 pipeline spill. The cleanup work is required by EPA’s March 2013 administrative order, which requires Enbridge to complete additional dredging by the end of the year above the Ceresco Dam, upstream of Battle Creek and in the Morrow Lake Delta.

While dredging is underway, 12 miles of the river will be temporarily closed. Enbridge will dredge approximately 350,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment during this phase of the cleanup. During the past three years, nearly 190,000 cubic yards of oil-contaminated material and 1.15 million gallons of oil have been recovered from the river.

On July 26, 2010, Enbridge reported that a 30-inch pipeline ruptured near Marshall, Michigan – contaminating Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River.

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