Another Spill in the K-Zoo River.

23 Feb 2012

Enbridge clean-up work along Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River.

Last week Arthur blogged about another Enbridge oil spill that occurred about 95 miles northeast of Lansing in Arenac County.  According to Enbridge, the spill was less than 125 gallons and the clean up would be swift.  On a somewhat related note, yesterday a friend of mine sent me an article about several hundred gallons of diesel fuel that was spilled into the Kalamazoo River earlier this month (the EPA says Enbridge volunteered to help with the spill, but has no reason to believe Enbridge had anything to do with it).  The EPA says there was a nearly identical spill in the same place in February 2011, but they still don’t know where it’s coming from.  The spill is a serious threat to the Village of Augusta’s water wells – which service more than 1,000 people.  Between the Enbridge oil spill and these two unexplained diesel spills, there have been a lot of toxic chemicals dumped into the Kalamazoo River within the last few years.  And those are just the documented cases.



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