Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oil Spill is Now Past the Morrow Dam

So much for the "last stand". Guess we are going to find out what happens when benzene hits PCBs.

A Michigan State Police emergency management official said this evening that the viscous flow of oil has breached the Morrow Dam and is bearing down on a federally designated pollution zone on the Kalamazoo River, potentially adding to the cost of the disaster’s cleanup.

Tom Sands, the deputy state director of emergency management and homeland security for the Michigan State Police, said he saw a light sheen of oil past the Morrow Dam near Galesburg during a flyover this afternoon.

That would mean that the oil is closer to a Superfund site, an Environmental Protection Agency designation for heavily polluted areas. And Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who spoke to reporters tonight along with Sands, said the presence of oil at a Superfund site “completely explodes the amount of money needed to address” the spill.

Enbridge is still trying to claim that the oil has not traveled past Fort Custer in Augusta. Anyone file suit on these people yet?