Dr. Andre Venter
- One of the nation’s worst inland oil spills occurred near Marshall in Michigan in 2010.
- The recent Enbridge Line 6B rupture released over three million liters of diluted bitumen crude oil into the environment.
- The spilled oil entered the Talmadge Creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, a Lake Michigan tributary.
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) together with other pollutants were released into the environment.
- PAHs represents significant threats to aquatic organisms due to their carcinogenic and mutagenic properties and their persistence in the environment.
- Five years following the oil spill accident, the levels and identities of PAHs were investigated in six shoreline sites along the Kalamazoo river using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).
- Thirteen PAHs were identified and their concentrations were quantified using GC-MS.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Al-Isawi, Wisam, "The Level of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination on the Kalamazoo River Shoreline Remains High Following the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill" (2016). Research and Creative Activities Poster Day. 179.