Oil spill case ends

A man who claims he was wrongfully fired from his job cleaning up a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan has accepted a settlement in the case.
AP Wire
Apr 24, 2012


John Bolenbaugh of Battle Creek says he was fired as a temporary cleanup worker for SET Environmental Inc. because he told the Environmental Protection Agency of unscrupulous conduct by contractors. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the settlement was read into the record Tuesday in a Calhoun County courtroom.

Financial terms weren't immediately disclosed. A civil trial in the case had started last week and SET Environmental had denied Bolenbaugh's claims.

The spill into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek near Marshall came from Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.'s pipeline. Cleanup continues.


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