EPA Estimates Michigan Oil Spill at Over 1 Million Gallons

"Federal officials now estimate that more than 1 million gallons of oil may have spilled into the Kalamazoo River through Battle Creek, and the governor is sharply criticizing clean-up efforts as “wholly inadequate.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the update Wednesday night, shortly after Gov. Jennifer Granholm lambasted attempts to contain the oil flowing down the riiver. She warned of a 'tragedy of historic proportions' if the oil reaches Lake Michigan, which is still at least 80 miles downstream from where oil has been seen.

Granholm called on the federal government for more help, saying resources being marshaled by the EPA and Enbridge Inc., which owns the pipeline that leaked the oil, were 'wholly inadequate.'"

Tim Martin reports for the Associated Press July 29, 2010.


"Oil Spill Spreads To 35 Miles; Granholm Bashes Response" (Detroit News)

Source: AP, 07/29/2010