Huge Michigan Oil Spill Caused by Corporate Neglect, Inaction, Says NTSB
Jul 10th 2012 12:23PM
Updated Jul 11th 2012 9:46AM
DETROIT -- Federal investigators say a Canadian company's neglect of cracks in one of its oil pipelines and slow response to a 2010 rupture in southwestern Michigan caused the most expensive onshore spill in U.S. history.
The July 2010 spill dumped 843,000 gallons of crude into the Kalamazoo River and an enjoining creek. Cleanup has cost an estimated $800 million and is only now nearing completion.
The five-member board will vote later Tuesday on whether to reject, amend or accept the investigators' findings.