into Talmadge Creek leading to the Kalamazoo River. The leak is attributed to a

Amid oil spill disaster

the people and wildlife living along or near the river.

Kalamazoo River and the coming days and weeks would bring difficulties for

There were far reaching negative consequences when a ruptured Enbridge Inc. pipeline dumped more than a million gallons of tar sands oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. There also were gains for local businesses, many of which saw an economic boost from contract workers and displaced homeowners eating in their restaurants, staying in their hotels and renting or buying equipment to expedite the cleanup process.

"The key impacts for us, is that we rented a lot of equipment not only to Enbridge, but to the suppliers," he said. "We became a main touchpoint for them needing stuff or things to help with the oil "

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Enbridge oil spill, five years later

"They wanted everything yesterday, if not the day before," he said. "I understood it was an emergency. We did our best to accommodate them as well as trying to keep our normal customers satisfied the best we could."

That water. It's mostly clear now as it flows underneath a bridge on 15 Mile Road in Marshall. Occasionally, a car will pass by, the driver slowing to observe or to wave, but the tires quickly glide away into rural eastern Calhoun County.

The news breaks that about 840,000 gallons of oil have spilled

July 26, 2010 Leak spews oil in Kalamazoo River

malfunction in pipe 6B originating at the Enbridge site at 16000 Division Drive

8 million gallons of oil per day from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.

Wurtzel said Battle Creek Rental Equipment was one of Enbridge's main supply houses at the time. The Canadian oil company soaked up his company's excess capacity of Bobcat tractors, backhoes, pumps and light towers, he said.

Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, from left, Jennifer McDaniel of Battle Creek, Cydnie Shephard of Vicksburg, and Megan Sherrill of Marshall clean some of the oil from a goose that Leigh and Woody Haroff of Ceresco brought to the refuge on Tuesday.

Five years ago, this was the center of one of the largest inland oil spills in United States history.

A distinct oil sheen is visible floating downstream in the

A similar impact was felt about nine miles away at Phil Wurtzel's Battle Creek Rental Equipment, beside the Kalamazoo River on East Columbia Avenue. Wurtzel Men Canada Goose Constable Parka Navy Nz Online said he remembers having oil dotting the treeline at the back edge of his property, a spot that's now overgrown with luscious green bushes and brush.

It's been five years since more than 1 million gallons of oil were spilled into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. Here's a look back.

"We did see a boost," Stanley Lawn and Garden owner Greg Stanley said. Stanley's business, which has been in operation in Marshall since 1985, specializes in selling and renting equipment for home and commercial use. When the spill occurred in late July 2010, Enbridge needed machinery to aid in the cleanup process, including a cultivator rototiller attachment to churn up rocks at the riverbed and chainsaws to cut tree limbs along the river.

near the border of Marshall and Fredonia townships. The pipeline carries about