Reflections three years after Kalamazoo River oil spill

by Steve Hamilton and Julie Doll When Enbridge Energy’s ruptured pipeline disgorged almost a million gallons of diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) oil into the Kalamazoo River three years ago, nobody imagined that we would still be dealing with the cleanup three years later, or that the cost would be approaching a billion dollars. Yet that is where we are, with major …

EPA orders Enbridge to dredge sections of Kalamazoo River

A recent press release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they have issued an administrative order requiring Enbridge to dredge three sections along the Kalamazoo River impacted by a July 2010 oil spill. EPA has documented recoverable submerged oil above Ceresco Dam, upstream of Battle Creek, and in the Morrow Lake delta. Enbridge has a short window of …

Kalamazoo River oil spill clean up article

Inside Climate News recently published an article on their website about the status of Enbridge Energy’s clean up efforts in the Kalamazoo River Watershed.  The KRWC Board President Dr. Stephen Hamilton was interviewed for the article.  Read the full article to get up-to-date on what is happening with the oil clean up.