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(MDCH) is Advising that People Not Eat Fish or Swim in Talmadge Creek or the Kalamazoo River

Thursday, December 2, 2010 17:28
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MDCH Issues a Precautionary Public Health Advisory for the Kalamazoo River

Oil Spill News and Udates

Acute Health Effects of the Enbridge Oil Spill
November 2010-In response to concerns about acute health effects from exposure to spilled oil in this major disaster, state and local public health in Michigan quickly set up a multi-faceted public health surveillance system. Read the Acute Health Effects of the Enbridge Oil Spill Report for more information.

Long Term Objectives for the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Recovery and Restoration
Nov. 5, 2010-As the emergency response to the Kalamazoo oil spill starts to downsize, the next phase of the cleanup can begin. This phase is the long-term restoration of the river system. Over the next several months and years, this is what the residents affected by the spill can expect. Please note this is not an all-inclusive list, and that some things may be added if circumstances or conditions somehow change.

DNRE and Enbridge Energy Enter Into Cleanup and Restoration Order for Kalamazoo River Oil Spill
Nov. 8, 2010-The DNRE-Enbridge order requires Enbridge to develop and implement plans to comply with Michigan law, including assessing the extent of oil remaining in the affected areas, ensuring that contaminant levels are returned to safe levels under state criteria, and restoring impacted natural resources.
For the full document please follow this link DNRE Enbridge Energy Cleanup and Restoration Order

EPA Information About the Enbridge Oil Spill in Michigan
Detailed data and maps.

Enbridge Energy
Follow this link to file a claim with Enbridge or to learn more about the Company’s response effort to date.

Swimming and Fish Advisory

The Michigan Department of Community Health Issues a Precautionary Public Health Advisory for the Kalamazoo River and Vicinity.

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is advising that people not eat fish from Talmadge Creek or the Kalamazoo River following an oil spill that occurred on Monday, July 26, 2010. MDCH is also advising that people not touch or swim in the Kalamazoo River or Talmadge Creek and avoid the general area of the spill. These advisories are temporary and will remain in effect until a determination is made by State and Federal officials that the Kalamazoo River or Talmadge Creek are safe for fishing and swimming.

Fish Consumption Advisory:

Downstream (west) of I-69 on the Kalamazoo River to the west end of Morrow Lake: MDCH advises that no one eat fish of any kind from these waters. Do not eat any fish that smell of oil or have oil on them.

Swimming Advisory:

Downstream (west) of I-69 on the Kalamazoo River to the west end of Morrow Lake: MDCH advises that no one swim in or touch the water, and avoid the area while clean up of the spill is on-going. If you do get oil on your skin or clothing, follow the advice below:

The affected skin should be washed with soap and water. Avoid using harsh detergents, solvents, or other chemicals to wash oil from skin as they may promote absorption of the oil through the skin. Clothing should be laundered in the usual manner.

If you have health concerns related to contact with the oil, talk with your doctor.

Keep pets out of oil contaminated water and avoid the shoreline. If your pet comes in contact with the oil, talk with your veterinarian.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is coordinating efforts to rescue affected wildlife. People can call 1-800-306-6837 to report wildlife concerns.

Acute Health Effects of the Enbridge Oil Spill November 2010 .pdf Nov. 2010

Local news coverage with Videos/Links as unfolding in July, -

Kalamazoo River oil spill close to 1 million gallons: A roundup from the past 24 hours and more@mlive.com

Chemical benzene could pose health hazard for humans and wildlife alike in Kalamazoo River oil spill

 Oil Spill epi report .pdf

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