Michigan residents express oil spill concerns along Kalamazoo River

Michigan residents continue to battle treacherous conditions following an oil spill that occurred on July 26, 2010, The Energy Collective reports. Officials have attempted oil spill cleanup methods to contain the leakage, but the damage has closed 40 miles of the river and forced many residents and businesses to relocate.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes more than one million gallons filled Talmadage Creek, which has impacted the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. Local citizens have expressed concerns that oil companies will look to expand operations in the area, according to the new source.

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