Oil spill in Kalamazoo Michigan, 1 million gallons of crude

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Oil spill in Kalamazoo Michigan, 1 million gallons of crude RT News A state of emergency has been declared in southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo County after an oil pipeline sprung a leak in Marshall Township, releasing more than 800,000 gallons of oil released into a creek. The oil then made its way downstream in the Kalamazoo River. It's expected the oil could reach Lake Michigan soon. The spill has already been called the largest oil spill in the history of the US Midwest. The governor said the eight boom sites were a fraction of the 20 boom sites that she was told by the EPA would be in place - along with more vacuum trucks and skimmers. Granholm said the oil has reached Morrow Lake between Kalamazoo and Galesburg, some 35 miles, and could reach Lake Michigan without more intense containment measures. The Coast Guard, she said, has been called in to assist with the spill. 25 miles of Kalamazoo River affected by oil leak, EPA says www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/07/28/1546441/25-miles-of-kalamazoo-river-affected.html Up To 1 Million Gallons of Oil Leak Into Michigan River From Pipeline - Largest in Midwest History www.treehugger.com/files/2010/07/one-million-gallons-oil-leak-michigan-river.php New Oil Spill: Video of Michigan disaster as Kalamazoo River runs black www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag52nlvHJjc

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