It’s all over the news and will be for some days to come. Oil.. 280,000 gallons of it. Flowing through the pipeline that was broken. It is headed for Lake Michigan quickly. The Governor of Michigan declared the county a disaster area so that federal help could be utilized. They cannot work fast enough to keep it from making it’s way downstream with the water line so high due to the recent rainfall. More rain coming. It is a sad situation. Wildlife are being affected, just as in the Gulf States. We are a tiny spill compared to that one, but because we are seeing it up close and personal we see now with our own eyes how bad it is. BENZENE.. is what they are talking about now. How it will affect us in the future? I can only imagine how it will be on the wildlife. It’s a sad day around our town.. and it will be that way until all this OIL is GONE!! 



I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

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  1. Carol, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I feel there is no such thing as being too well informed. In addition to the duties detailed in my job description when I was a civil service employee with the US Navy I had several collateral duties. Among those were Hazardous Materials Handler and division representative on the Base Environmental Quality Board. The attached link is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Benzene. It details proper handling and disposal methods as well as health hazards.


  2. Thanks for the link.. in traveling along some of the river spots today I fear that many residents along that path will suffer in the future one way or another. 😦

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