Enbridge Dilbit Spill Still Not Cleaned Up as 2013 Closes, Irritating the EPA

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It could be 2018 before officials are able to assess the environmental damage done to the Kalamazoo River from Enbridge’s 2010 pipeline spill.

By David Hasemyer

Little evidence remains of the chaotic scramble to stop the massive oil spill that fouled Michigan’s Kalamazoo River in the summer of 2010, yet the full effects of the calamitous accident will likely remain unknown for years.

State environmental officials says it could be 2018 before they are ready to issue a final verdict on the damage done to the Kalamazoo after more than a million gallons of heavy crude oil poured into the river from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc.

At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is showing increasing irritation with Enbridge over its delay in meeting deadlines in the ongoing cleanup.
Federal officials want Enbridge to finish a massive dredging project and institute safeguards to prevent any oil remaining on the river bottom from washing downstream during spring flooding.

See Also:

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The Dilbit Disaster 3 Years Later: Sunken Oil Is Looming Threat to Kalamazoo River

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Part 1

Lessons from the Dilbit Disaster: InsideClimate News Op-Ed in the NY Times

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