Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Media reporting in the 1st week of August (Wed, Thurs)

Here is what the media was sending out to its readers the first week in August, when the oil spill had clearly moved downstream from Maidstone.  The links are a comprehensive read, and sent to me from a oil spill recovery stakeholder.  (*thanks to MED, for the intel)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

High water levels reported

Opinion letter comparing this to the Valdez spill in 1989  (which was still being reclaimed 25 years)

(used without permission)

Quote from article:  The wildlife death toll has now risen to 58 birds, fish, and other species. Roughly 133,000 litres of oil and other materials has already been recovered, but globs of oil continue to sink to the bottom of the North Saskatchewan River, complicating the clean up effort.

The challenges prompted the province’s Ministry of Environment on Tuesday to announce that it was “unlikely” clean up crews would ever be able to contain all of the oil from the pipeline leak.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

From the article they said:
Wall also met with North Battleford Mayor Ian Hamilton on Wednesday. North Battleford’s city council recently approved a 12-month recovery plan for the city.
Also they are quoted as saying,
An additional filtration system at the treatment plant “to filter hydrocarbons and other possible contaminants” will also be added, according to a news release.

"4th oil spill in 8 months"  Turns out this Husky spill isn't Saskatchewan's only

Now, you must be tired of reading all that reporting.  I am too, off to Saskatchewan again.

Over n out, until next blog


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