In the shadow of the massive BP Gulf of Mexico disaster, there is another similar - albeit smaller in scale - disaster unfolding on the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.
Here's the CNN report:
The oil spill was first reported Monday morning and in total the Enbridge (TSE:ENB) owned pipline (known as "6B") dumped about 19,500 barrel of crude into the river - the BP oil spill was an estimated 2.25 million barrels.
Regardless, this is a big spill for such an environmentally sensitive area and reports of wildlife soaked top to bottom in crude oil are pouring in.
While the pipeline has been shut off, a mass of oily sludge has made its way 30 miles downstream on the Kalamazoo as the oil company tries to get on top of the mess. One big concern is that the Kalamazoo empties into Lake Michigan.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Enbridge were under heavy pressure from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm who felt the oil company was not reacting fast enough to the clean up operation. Enbridge has committed to doubling the number of employees involved in the containment and clean-up operation.
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