Kalamazoo River: "Public Health Report on 2010 Oil Spill Released"

"MARSHALL, Mich. -- People who canoe on, or wade or swim in, the Kalamazoo River near Marshall in southwestern Michigan are not expected to suffer any long-term harm from chemicals left in the water when an oil pipeline burst in 2010, according to a state report."

"Oil-related and non-oil related chemicals were measured in the surface water following the Enbridge Inc. pipeline rupture that sent 800,000 gallons of oil into the river and a tributary creek.

Only a very few of these chemicals were detected above health-protective screening levels in surface water samples, said the public health assessment released Monday by the Michigan Department of Community Health for portions of the river in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties."

The Associated Press had the story September 30, 2013.

Source: AP, 10/01/2013