"MARSHALL, Mich. - The numbers don't tell the story. Countless ducks, geese, turtles, frogs, and muskrats that used Michigan's Kalamazoo River are just as saturated with oil as pelicans and other Gulf of Mexico wildlife. Residents in the vicinity of Marshall and Battle Creek are just as worried about anything from public health to property values as those who live near New Orleans. Popular fishing spots where boaters went to enjoy nature's serene beauty were transformed overnight by unsightly pools of black gunk emitting nauseating and potentially dangerous fumes." Tom Henry reports for the Toledo Blade August 8, 2010.