Month: April 2013

Potential for 14 Million Barrels of Oil Annually to Be Shipped on Superior

artners Superior, Wisc. refinery
Calumet Specialty Products Partners Superior Refinery is situated in Superior, Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Superior.

3.7 million tons of petroleum products were shipped on entire Great Lakes in 2010; Decision could come by summer whether to proceed…

High production from the Bakken Oil Shale Play in North Dakota and bitumen from Alberta mean there could be increased flow of oil through the Lake Superior region. Calumet Specialty Products Partners operates a refinery in Superior, Wisconsin and is exploring the idea of building and operating a crude oil loading dock on Lake Superior. An article in the Detroit Free press quotes the company as saying that shipping by vessel is “safer and more economical than rail” and that vessels could be moving some of this oil across Superior by 2015. Read more in the Detroit Free Press…

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Thunder Bay PAC Meeting – April 10th

Thunder Bay North Harbour
Thunder Bay North Harbour

Update: – Proceed to Franz Environmental Inc. Presentation and Associated Documents regarding the Thunder Bay North Harbour Environmental Risk Assessment and Human Health Risk Assessment Report (these documents were received and posted at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8/13)

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10th, in ATAC Room 5035 at Lakehead University. The Thunder Bay North Harbour Environmental Risk Assessment and Human Health Risk Assessment Report prepared by Franz Environmental Inc. will be presented at this meeting. The report deals with potential risks associated with contaminated sediment off the former Cascades Inc. mill near the shipyards in Thunder Bay Harbour.

Proceed directly to the agenda and complete meeting information package.

Evening parking at Lakehead University is free of charge. Enter the university via University Drive North from Oliver Rd and park in Lot R8 or R9 to access the ATAC Building. Enter the building through the main entrance, take the elevator to the fifth floor and proceed to Rm. 5035. View the Campus Map (ATAC Building is labelled “AT”).

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