floatingoil and boom on the Kalamazoo River near Historic Bridge Park (photo by Tom Garnett)
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based on a news article at the Battle Creek Enquirer
Historic Bridge Park in Battle Creek has been closed until further notice as crews endeavor to remove the oil spilled from a pipeline which broke and entered Tallmadge Creek. From there it has flowed to the Kalamazoo River. Valves were quickly closed to stop the leak, but as much as 800,000 gallons of oil have entered the waterways. Work to clean and contain the spill began immediately.
The North Country Trail traverses Historic Bridge Park, and thru-hikers should note that they will need to detour around the park on 9 1/2 Mile Road.
This segment is on NCTA map MI-02
See Chief Noonday Chapter of the NCTA