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Posted Monday, July 17, 2017

CN Environmental Update - July 2017

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Posted Friday, March 31, 2017

Remaining Winter Activities
With the onset of winter weather, heavy equipment left the site in December 2016 and containment booms were removed from the river prior to freeze-up.
The site is being monitored electronically on a daily basis and personnel are carrying out regular Site inspections of containment areas and overall site conditions throughout the winter.
The site continues to be open to the public visiting on foot. To protect rehabilitation areas, CN is...

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Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016

In our last Environmental Update , we announced that we would be going back into the Makami River to clean three sites that showed traces of oil slightly higher than acceptable limits. Today, we would like to update you on our progress and explain the next steps.
Sediment Removal
From November 7 through December 6, 2016, CN completed sediment removal work targeting the three areas near the Bailey bridge. CN worked with regulatory agencies including the Ministry of Environment...

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Posted Friday, November 04, 2016

Additional analysis of river sediment samples taken in September 2016 has determined that a total of three sites need more cleanup.  CN has received approval to clean the three areas using the same techniques used in 2015, so long as fish habitat is protected.  The work is expected to start on Monday, November 7 and should take about three weeks to complete.  We always make decisions based on science, and we make sure that there is a net environmental benefit for...

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Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

CN recognizes that the March 7, 2015 derailment near Gogama has had a serious impact on the community and we regret the disruption this has caused. At the public meeting on Wednesday, September 14, we received your message loud and clear. However, please be assured that we at CN, under the scrutiny of the regulatory agencies, have worked very hard to remove the spilled oil from the environment and to repair the damage that was done. This work will continue. At the meeting, CN...

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