In Michigan
5:25 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

EPA: Oil isn't seen at key spot on Michigan river

BATTLE CREEK, MI –

The Environmental Protection Agency says it hasn't seen or detected oil from a spill in southern Michigan at a key point in the river near a Superfund site upstream
of Kalamazoo.

A state official reported seeing oil past a dam at Morrow Lake following a flyover Wednesday of the Kalamazoo River area, and the state on Thursday released photos it says shows a sheen of oil on the lake.

EPA district administrator Susan Hedman says she conducted a flyover Thursday and didn't observe a sheen of oil on Morrow Lake.

EPA spokesman Mick Hans says sometimes there are "different technical interpretations."

The EPA on Thursday continued to asses the extent of the spill. It says the spill may be more than 1 million gallons.