EPA Looks At Next Steps in Mich. Oil Spill Cleanup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it

Pipe extends above ground at the Enbridge Key Terminal near Salisbury, Mo., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The company hopes to begin construction of the Flanagan South pipeline in early August. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it's looking at enforcement options after Enbridge Inc. as expected missed a deadline to finish dredging work as part of cleanup of a 2010 Michigan oil spill.

The EPA last year denied the Calgary, Alberta-based company's request for a 10-month extension of its deadline from Dec. 31 for dredging sections of the Kalamazoo River. The spill sent about 843,000 gallons of crude into the river and a tributary creek.

WOOD-TV reports the EPA says Enbridge finished operations at two areas it was ordered to dredge, but not a third.

Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum said in an email Thursday that the company plans to complete the work and will resume dredging when spring conditions allow.

The pipeline runs from Sarnia, Ontario, to Griffith, Ind.

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