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EPA to meet with residents about Michigan oil spill

By the CNN Wire Staff
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  • The Michigan oil spill happened on July 26
  • The spill occurred in the Talmadge Creek
  • The company that owns the pipeline says it is working hard to clean spill

(CNN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting Tuesday night to update the public on efforts to clean an oil spill in Michigan creek.

An estimated 800,000 gallons of crude oil leaked into Talmadge Creek, a waterway that feeds into the Kalamazoo River, the EPA said.

Oil began leaking July 26 from a 30-inch pipeline owned by Enbridge. The oil moved from Talmadge Creek into the Kalamazoo River, which flows from near the city of Battle Creek into Lake Michigan.

Officials said at the time that the leak was stopped the next day. Officials have said that significant progress has been made to clean up the spill.

Patrick Daniel, president and CEO of Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil company, said his company is working hard to clean up the spill and inform the public.

"We continue to meet with homeowners, and we're working closely with those who are most directly affected by the spill," Daniel said. "We very much appreciate their understanding of our efforts and continue to work well with them."