August 25th, 2016
I'm going to divert from the chronological blogs that started on July 31st. Today's Press Release may explain somewhat. The link to it is here: MOU with James Smith Cree Nation
And, "a picture is worth a thousand words"
I'll let you look at that picture for a bit.....I've seen it in real life. And, it doesn't look good. Btw, this was taken many miles from the spill source, and more than 30 days from July 20. (date of picture August 22nd, 2016)
For background, this MOU was initiated in early August, when Robix and Canadian Floating Fence President set out to demonstrate the XBoom - a practical solution in containment of the oil spill (see July 31st blog). For the marketers of the XBoom on July 31st, it was an easy vision to see....we would just show the product and explain the advantages, and close a sale....after all, that process is not new for either one of us.
But, for the decision makers involved in the early stages of the Emergency Response, it was another thing. So, there was a bit of an unexpected response time-lag, and a determination to stay on top of the situation. Persistence and determination eventually won out.
Here is the link to an article published last night: National Observer August 24th
Now, if you read all the media reporting on the Husky Maidstone Oil Spill that occurred on July 20, 2016, you will see a story line similar to the early stages of the Enbridge Kalamazoo River, Michigan Oil Spill in July 2010. The traditional media reports are similar. And, the rest of this story from North Saskatchewan River is to be told.....
Over n out until next blog