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Residents still have health concerns from Kalamazoo River oil spill

10:08 PM, Aug 19, 2010   |    comments
Oil in the Kalamazoo River near Battle Creek. (Courtesy: Al Forist)
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- People who live around the area of the Kalamazoo River oil spill say they're still concerned about air quality and health issues.

About 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing by the Environmental Protection Agency on the oil spill response.

Representatives from the federal agency used photos to show the audience the progress that's been made since the oil spill the week of July 25.

Residents, though, are telling our partner, the Battle Creek Enquirer, that they are concerned about potential health threats because of the spill.

Mark Durno with the EPA says shoreline cleanup and future mediation of the oil spill damage will take weeks, not months.

Congressman Mark Schauer will hold a public forum on the oil spill response next Thursday night at Marshall High School

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