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Enbridge Oil Spill

photo of the Morrow Lake Delta and oil recovery work underway, October 2011

On July 26, 2010, Enbridge Energy Partners, LLP (Enbridge) reported a break of their oil pipeline near the city of Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan. The break resulted in the spill of more than one million gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) joined local, federal and other State of Michigan agencies in a coordinated response to this environmental and public health emergency.

MDHHS continues to provide support to the Calhoun County Public Health Department, The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to protect public health as the cleanup of the remaining oil in the Kalamazoo River continues. 

Activities and Reports

For Health Care Providers

Eat Safe Fish Guide

Kiosk Materials

Is that oil? Flyer - This flyer explains the difference between oil and natural sheen on water.

Eat Safe Fish in the Kalamazoo River Sign - This sign explains where to find information about eating safe fish from the Kalamazoo River

Local Health Departments:

Calhoun County Public Health Department

Kalamazoo County Health Department Environmental Health Division