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07-28-2010, 10:05 AM
anyone in this area?

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Southern Michigan residents are learning that devastating oil spills aren't limited to the Gulf Coast.
Crews were working Wednesday to contain and clean up an estimated 877,000 gallons of oil that coated birds and fish as it poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, one of the state's major waterways.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm toured the area by helicopter Tuesday night and said she wasn't satisfied with the response to the spill. The leak in the 30-inch pipeline, which was built in 1969 and carries about 8 million gallons of oil daily from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario, was detected early Monday.
"There needs to be a lot more done," Granholm said. "There are not enough resources on the river right now."

07-28-2010, 10:24 AM
New oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after tug boat strikes well

A new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created a mile-long slick after a tug boat struck an abandoned well off the Louisiana coast.

By Heidi Blake (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/heidi-blake/)
Published: 9:20AM BST 28 Jul 2010

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01677/mexico-dead-fish2_1677480c.jpg Marine life off the coast of Louisiana has already been devastated by the BP oil spill Photo: P.J. Hahn/AP

A crew was scrambled from the Deepwater Horizon clean-up operation after the collision sent a plume of oil and gas 100ft into the air.

The spill in Barataria Bay, which is surrounded by wildlife-rich wetlands, is at least the third leak since in the area since the BP oil catastrophe (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7816715/Gulf-of-Mexico-oil-spill-timeline.html) began on April 10.