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Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Update: Meeting in Michigan


Lynn Gildea, of Marshall, looks over the Kalamazoo River from his deck as oil leaves a stain near his river front home as oil clean up from a ruptured oil pipe continues in Marshall, Mich. on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Andre J. Jackson)

Residents will meet Monday with government officials to get firsthand information on the oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.


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The Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies have scheduled a 7 p.m.  public meeting at Marshall High School. Government officials are expected to give updates on progress in cleaning up last week’s massive spill. Officials say the spill has been contained in a 25-mile stretch of the river from Marshall westward past Battle Creek.

The EPA estimates the spill at more than 1 million gallons. The agency said Sunday that significant improvement had been made at the spill site and that it will take weeks to get the oil out of the Kalamazoo River and months to clean it off river banks and the flood plain.

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