BNSF dredging wraps up in Whitefish
(Source: The Daily Inter Lake, July 4, 2012)
WHITEFISH, Mont. — A dredging project in Whitefish Lake to remove petroleum-laden sediment left by a 1989 train derailment has been completed ahead of schedule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said contractors for BNSF Railway Co. removed about 450 cubic yards of sludge from Mackinaw Bay, where a freight train derailed and spilled more than 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the pristine lake 23 years ago. Dredging began on May 21.
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Thursday, July 05, 2012
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