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The Kalamazoo River Oil Spill 10 Years Later

Otten is wearing a ball cap, sunglasses and a pink tie dye shirt. He's holding a turtle in each hand. The river is behind him.
Sehvilla Mann

10 years ago, a massive oil spill near Marshall polluted about 30 miles of the Kalamazoo River. We have taken a look back at what happened to line 6-B and what followed over the next decade. 

Part 1 The pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy ruptured on July 25, 2010. Enbridge estimated that more than 840,000 gallons of oil spilled. the Environmental Protection Agency put the number at over 1-million.

Part 2 10 years later researchers are trying to discover what the oil spill meant for turtles in that section of the Kalamazoo River.

Part 3 The oil spill near Marshall inspired groups to call for the shutdown of another Enbridge owned pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. 

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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