BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WZZM) – Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency called a news conference Saturday afternoon to say some progress is being made with the Kalamazoo River clean-up efforts.

Hundreds of additional personnel have been deployed and more materials have been brought in to contain the spill. However, the EPA says it could be months before the clean-up is complete.

While progress has been recognized in containing the oil spill, there’s still a great deal of concern for the wildlife that continues to be contaminated.

Circle D is a local wildlife refuge that’s been recovering, cleaning and rehabilitating contaminated animals since Tuesday. However, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment told them to stand down their efforts Saturday afternoon.

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