Deadline Monday for Marshall oil spill cleanup

6:24 PM, Sep 26, 2010   |    comments
File photo of the oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.
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Marshall, Mich. (WZZM) - The company whose pipeline leaked oil in West Michigan has until Monday to wrap up the first part of it's cleaning work.

The deadline Enbridge faces is for the clean up of the source site of the spill, Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River.

Around a million gallons of oil spilled from the ruptured pipeline near Marshall.  The spill began in July.

The company says it expects to meet Monday's deadline and the clean up is progressing well.

Enbridge hired nearly two-thousand people for the clean up operation.

That number will drop after the primary clean up work is finished.

The company says it will employ more than 500 workers through October to finish the work.

Monday is also the day Enbridge will restart the pipeline that caused the spill, but it will only operate at 80% pressure for the first six months.

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