"BATTLE CREEK – Unlike communities along the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County still suffering significant after-effects of Monday’s crude oil leak, Kalamazoo should be spared from the oily mess that has killed fish and birds and left a stench that forced residents from their homes.
'There is no anticipated inflow (of oil) into the city of Kalamazoo,' Ralph Dollhopf, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s senior on-scene coordinator for the spill response, said at a press conference Thursday. 'We are confident we can contain the oil upstream.'
Susan Hedman, administrator for the EPA’s Region 5 based in Chicago, said she completed a flyover of the Kalamazoo River on Wednesday afternoon and didn’t see any oil on Morrow Lake 'I did not observe any sheen of oil on Morrow Lake,' she said."
Chris Killian reports for the Kalamazoo Gazette July 30, 2010.