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Enbridge: Cleanup of 2010 oil spill into Kalamazoo River system in Michigan cost about $1.21B


MARSHALL, Michigan — A pipeline company says it has cost about $1.21 billion to clean up a 2010 oil spill into the Kalamazoo River system.

TV stations WOOD and WWMT report Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc. on Monday released the updated estimate, roughly $86 million higher than a previous figure released in December.

The total includes $551.6 million for response personnel and equipment, $227 million for environmental consultants and $429.4 million in professional, regulatory and other costs. About $33 million is being used to complete dredging activities in the Morrow Lake area.

Cleanup efforts followed the leak of about 800,000 gallons of crude from an underground pipeline that runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario. The leak was discovered in the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek near Marshall in July 2010.

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