Saturday, June 9, 2012

Red Deer River oil spill, June 8

Photos by Helge Nome

Oil contamination of Red Deer riverbank upstream of the Garrington Bridge on Highway 587 west of Bowden, Alberta

puddle of light crude oil on the river bank

Oil contaminated bush on the river bank

Photographer from the Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer Advocate reporter interviews locals

Flood remnants - dried scum from the oil spill lines river side channel

Downstream from the Garrington bridge - oil storage facility right beside the river channel; not a good idea.

Collapsing berm beside the oil storage facility, waiting for the next big flood

Red Deer River a few miles north-east from the Garrington Bridge

Oily tree snagged in the river bed

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