"Fishermen Fear for Livelihoods as Gulf Focus Shifts"

"US spill chief Thad Allen failed Thursday to reassure desperate fishermen about their Gulf of Mexico oil clean-up jobs, while BP began the legal wrangling in a massive civil trial. As engineers prepared next week's vital operations to permanently kill the capped BP well, Allen met with parish presidents and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in New Orleans to discuss how to safeguard local jobs going forward."

Source: AFP, 07/30/2010

Oil Spread on Kalamazoo River Appears Halted; Impacts Continue

One of the biggest oil spills in Midwest history seems to have been contained within a 25-mile reach of Michigan's Kalamazoo River. The oil has not reached Morrow Lake and its dam, which makes it unlikely to enter the 80-mile-long Kalamazoo River Superfund site between there and Lake Michigan.

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette, 07/30/2010


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