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Kalamazoo River Clean-up Continues Three Years After The Spill

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This week marks three-years since an Enbridge pipe-line burst and spilled roughly a million gallons of oil in the Kalamazoo River. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, all of this time later, and the expensive clean-up is still underway. 

The clean-up was hoped to be completed by the end of this year, but may end up spilling into next year.Stephan Hamilton is a Michigan State University professor and president of the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council. Hamilton told WEMU News  the clean-up is in the final stages, but monitoring and cleaning small deposits of oil will continue well past the completion of the primary clean-up.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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