MDCH: No Long-Term Health Risk Following Kalamazoo River Oil Spill
An update on the Kalamazoo River oil spill.
It’s been nearly four years since one of the most expensive onshore spills in U.S. history.
In July 2010, an Enbridge Inc. pipeline ruptured and leaked hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the water in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.
Today, the Michigan Department of Community Health says there is no long-term health risk from swimming or fishing in the river. People may sill experience skin irritation.
The state says oil-related chemical levels in fish are very low.