Friday, August 05, 2005

Wabamun, Alberta, Canada - Angry residents have blocked Canadian National Railway tracks after a train derailment spilled a large amount of it's load of bunker fuel oil into an area lake. CN acted quickly to repair the train tracks following the derailment but has allowed the oil to spread and cause havoc on the environment. CN officials where scheduled to appear at a community meeting to update the residents on the cleanup effort, but neither the clean up effort or the officials ever showed up. The Village of Wabamun depends on the lake to attract tourists and vacationers who support it's economy, and as a source of clean drinking water. Since the accident the community has been able to truck in a five day supply of water but is unsure what it will do after that runs out.