Organizers of oil spill simulation ask for help from B.C. residents

Business In Vancouver

By Jen St. Denis
Tue Aug 26, 2014

Two environmental groups are asking British Columbians to help them track where and how oil would spill in the waters around Vancouver in the event of a tanker leak.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance trolled the waters of Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River today dropping hundreds of small plywood cards into the water. The City of Vancouver is partnering on the project.

They hope to use the cards, which are all marked with a unique serial number, to gather data about how a potential future oil spill would affect the region. But they need the public’s help to put together a complete picture of how oil would spread…

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