A subsidiary of General Electric that hoped to ship a second giant megaload over scenic U.S. Highway 12 in North Idaho next week in route to the Canadian oil sands said today it was “disappointed” with a judge’s order blocking its shipment, and defended its shipping plans. “While we now must review our options, we have addressed the safety, environmental and aesthetic considerations in choosing this route for shipment,” Bill Heins, chief operating officer of RCCI, the affiliate, said in a statement. The company said the equipment it wants to ship, a water evaporator, has “significant environmental benefits” because it will result in big water savings and less wastewater discharge during the heavy oil recovery process in the tar sands. You can read the firm’s full statement here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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