Oil Spill Simulated On B.C.’s Fraser River, Burrard Inlet

The Huffington Post B.C.

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Researchers dumped hundreds of bright yellow cards into B.C.’s Fraser River and Burrard Inlet to simulate how far a potential oil spill from the Trans Canada pipeline would spread.

The project — a partnership between the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the Georgia Strait Alliance, and the City of Vancouver — began Tuesday under the Port Mann Bridge, where the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion would cross the Fraser River.

People who find one of the biodegradable plywood cards are encouraged to plot it on an interactive map, thus showing how far they can travel — and demonstrating what an oil spill spread would look like…

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