No Environmental Assessment

Considering the magnitude of this development – industrial rail yard consisting of a siding plus 10 yard tracks side-by-side for about 915m to store 225 petroleum tanker cars – environmental assessments should have been conducted under both federal and Alberta legislation. This is particularly necessary in this case because the rail yard property is less than 30m from two protected wildlife conservation areas, and the rail yard site drains into a farm dugout, the two conservation areas, and into Bretona Pond and Mill Creek which both drain into the North Saskatchewan River. Drainage is a critical issue in this case because oil and grease products and solvents will be dripping and leaking from locomotives and 225 petroleum tanker cars.

~ by railroaded on July 28, 2010.

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