08-02-2006, 06:16 PM
One of the coal trains derailed on the Lytton bridge crossing the Thompson and around a dozen cars fell off into the river. Sounds like a real mess the cars were carrying aprox. 1,200 (Tonnes) of coal. It can't be good but how bad it is will remain to be sorted out.
08-02-2006, 08:04 PM
that is crazy, did it stain up the water something awful? Curious to what the long term affects coal would have?
Some of the rivers I fish have coal exposed to the water so the two get together in nature - hopefully this bodes well for not contaminating the water (fingers crossed). I guess the type of coal would make a difference as well.
However I'm sure it's not doing the river any good as Moonlight said and hope this causes much tighter regs and practices on transporting materials - who knows when it will be a chemical load that derails God forbid!