MARSHALL, Mich. (WOOD) - Residents living near the Kalamazoo River, affected by this summer's Enbridge oil pipeline spill, can now drink water from their wells.
The Calhoun County Public Health Department has rescinded the bottled water advisory, which was issued July 29 as a precautionary measure. At that time, there was a large quantity of crude oil in the Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River, creating conditions that could have affected ground water quality.
A ground water study required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency examined the potential impacts of the released oil on any ground water with the potential to be a source of drinking water.
To date, the study and water sampling indicate no groundwater contamination has resulted from the pipeline release.
Residents with questions can call the health department at (269) 969-6341.
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