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• Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

oil sheen on river The DEQ is responsible for ensuring the complete investigation of residual effects of the July 2010 oil spill near Marshall, Michigan, along with long-term remediation and restoration of affected areas to meet state law requirements.  Since the release of heavy crude oil from Line 6B of Enbridge Energy's Lakehead pipeline system, DEQ has partnered with the US-EPA in overseeing early response efforts, including the containment and removal of oil from Michigan's environment.  The DEQ and its sister agency, the Department of Natural Resources, are also Natural Resource Trustees (along with the Michigan Department of Attorney General) designated by Governor Snyder to participate in a Trustee Council which includes federal and tribal  representatives with an interest in ensuring that Enbridge Energy returns the Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River ecosystems to pre-spill conditions.

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