2nd Oil Spill in 3 Months Flows in Michigan
Posted on Jul 30, 2010 in BP Oil Spill, Local Issues, National Issues
An oil spill flowing from a breached pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan was reported earlier this week and is now estimated to have released 800,000 gallons into the surrounding areas prompting the declaration of a State of Emergency in Kalamazoo County. This spill, now the second to affect US territory in only 3 months, has many outraged about the safety regulations governing oil companies as well as federal agencies’ abilities to enforce them.
In contrast to the Deepwater Horizon Spill which is still affecting the Gulf Coast Region, Enbridge (the Canadian company that owns the breached pipeline), has issued statements assuring residents that the company will undertake substantial cleanup efforts and remain in the area until their work has been deemed satisfactory by those affected. Local residents have, however, expressed skepticism about the genuineness of these claims which are generally considered to be an effort to avoid the PR snafus experienced by BP in the early period following the Gulf Oil Spill.
This new oil spill serves as a reminder of the severe impact which industrial accidents can have both on the ecosystems and wildlife of affected areas as well as the livelihoods and properties of the residents of those areas.
If you believe that you or someone you know has been adversely affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 before accepting any sort of compensation from BP to make sure that your best interests are being kept in mind. For further information about the state of the Oil Spill and the steps being taken to begin the litigation process please visit: http://www.bloomlegal.com/Oil-Gas-Litigation/