Officials want public input on air contamination report in wake of Enbridge oil spill

Posted at 3:28 AM, Aug 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-27 03:54:01-04

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — State officials released a report on Tuesday and said that they expect no long-term health impacts from contaminated air in the wake of the Enbridge oil spill in 2010.  They do, however, still want the public’s input.

The report, which can be viewed in its entirety here, says that tests in 2011 and 2012 showed there were no airborne chemicals in concentrations that exceeded public health standards.

Temporary health impacts of the spill, which emptied more than a million gallons of oil/tar sands into the Kalamazoo River system, included nausea, headaches, and eye irritation.

If you would like to comment on the report, you may do so by calling the Michigan Department of Community Health at 1-800-648-6942 or by contacting the following offices no later than October 27:

Toxicology and Response Section
Division of Environmental Health
Michigan Department of Community Health
PO Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Attn: Records Center
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MS F-09
Atlanta, Georgia 30333