Meetings To Assess Health Impact of Enbridge Spill

By: AP
By: AP

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) -- Residents in the Battle Creek area are expected to be surveyed about the effect a 2010 oil spill may have had on their health.
The Detroit Free Press reported that two Thursday meetings will be hosted by the Michigan Environmental Health Education Project.
The University of Michigan and other groups are collaborating on the project. They also hope to identify ways to improve health care after other environmental disasters.
An estimated 843,000 gallons of crude oil spewed from a ruptured pipeline, operated by Enbridge Inc., into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek in West Michigan. Cleanup has cost about $800 million.
Officials said 35 miles of waterways and wetlands were fouled and about 320 people reported symptoms from crude oil exposure.
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