EPA order would add to $809M cleanup of 2010 Mich. oil spill

10/16/2012 | InsideClimateNews.org

A proposed order by the Environmental Protection Agency means that Enbridge could face tens of millions of dollars more in cleanup costs related to a 2010 oil-pipeline spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River, according to this article. The cleanup has cost $809 million so far, and Enbridge paid a $3.7 million Transportation Department penalty last month. The EPA found that the thick bitumen, or tar-sands oil, continues to accumulate in certain parts of the river, and some experts say that removing all the oil from the river will be impossible.

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