Posted: Jul 3, 2012 10:56 AM by Katy Harris - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 3, 2012 10:57 AM
WHITEFISH- Contaminated sediments from a 1989 train wreck have finally been removed from Whitefish Lake, just in time for the summer recreation season.
The U.S. Environmental Projection Agency and Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway say they completed their six-week project to remove 450 cubic yards of contaminated sediments from Mackinaw Bay.
A BNSF train derailed in 1989, spilling petroleum oil into the bay and leaving an oil sheen in the area.
The last of the equipment, including the dredge, were removed from the lake late last week, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.