EPA Orders Enbridge To Do More Dredging in Kalamazoo R To Clean Up Oil

"KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering Enbridge Inc. to do additional dredging in the Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from a massive 2010 spill."

"The order, which came down Thurday, requires Enbridge to do the dredging in sections of the river above Ceresco Dam near Battle Creek and in Morrow Lake in Comstock Township.

The order comes more than two years after a 30-inch pipeline owned by Enbridge ruptured near Marshall and then traveled about 35 miles downstream before being contained.

The EPA has said previously that work crews removed 1.1 million gallons of oil and 200,000 cubic yards of oil-contaminated sediment and debris from the river following the July 26, 2010, spill."

Rex Hall Jr. reports for Booth Newspapers March 14, 2013.

Source: Booth Newspapers, 03/15/2013