USA: NEW OIL SPILL MAY FLOOD INTO LAKE MICHIGAN
Yet another oil spill has marred US waters; Lake Michigan risks being invaded by a flood of oil. This time around, the ecological disaster is in Talmadge Creek, which flows into the Kalamazoo in Michigan. Hundreds of tons of oil spilled into the water from a leak in a pipeline belonging to Canadian company Enbridge.
The U.S. environmental protection body is alarmed; EPA boss Lisa Jackson claims the spill “has the potential to damage a vital waterway and threatens public health.” Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm is equally concerned, and has berated both Enbridge and the EPA, the latter for not intervening in a timely fashion.
“The situation is very, very serious”, according to Ms Granholm, who believes the spill could reach Lake Michigan. The EPA as asked the federal government for a 2-million Dollar instant loan, which it would be incumbent upon Enbridge to pay back, for cleanup operations.