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Oil spill pictures: Scenes from Michigan

By: Steve Pollak on July 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m.
A Canada goose covered in oil

Photo: AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette, Jonathon Gruenke

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A Canada goose covered in oil

Oil spill pictures coming out of Michigan depict scenes that are becoming all too familiar.

Although not as large as the one in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil spill in Marshall Township, Mich., has leaked between 820,000 and 1 million gallons of oil and has forced local residents to evacuate due to air quality concerns.

According to an Associated Press story, officials have said the cleanup could take about two months.

Pictured here, a Canada goose covered in oil attempts to fly out of the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up oil from a ruptured pipeline that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating birds and fish.