More Turtles Being Released into Kalamazoo River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) -- More turtles that have been cared for following last summer's oil spill in southern Michigan are being released into the Kalamazoo River.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports some turtles were expected put into the river on Tuesday.
Chris Tabaka is a Binder Park Zoo veterinarian. He has been working since July to help animals affected by the spill that contaminated Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. Tabaka helped rehabilitate about 2,500 turtles and about 450 stayed in care at a Marshall facility over the winter.
About 25 baby turtles have been born this month and more are expected to hatch. They'll be released later.
Enbridge Inc. says at least 800,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River system near Marshall. The pipeline stretches from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.


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