MARSHALL (WTVB) - Enbridge has diverted some equipment from the clean-up in Marshall to the smaller oil-spill in Romeoville Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Unlike the Calhoun County pipeline rupture, most of the crude in Illinois spilled out Thursday afternoon onto a paved roadway in an industrial park, where it was contained and didn’t spread to any nearby creeks or streams.
Kalamazoo County Emergency Preparedness director Paul Baker says he was briefed by Enbridge on the new spill and says some trucks from Marshall were dispatched to Illinois. He was told their response in Illinois would not diminish their ongoing efforts in Michigan. No official word on how much oil spilled there, but they say it was about 50 gallons a minute for 40 minutes, that’s about 2,000 gallons.