Thursday, November 01, 2007
Robson Bight oil spill update
On October 19th, two months after the August 20th oil spill in Robson Bight, Canada's federal & provincial governments agreed to conduct an underwater investigation of the spill site, and to share the costs involved. This certainly came as good news, though the timing was odd in that the announcement came just hours after NGOs had released details of their plan to the media. Had the NGOs proceeded, the first ("side scan") phase of the investigation would have already been accomplished, and a week hence we could have had the answers we've been seeking. As things now stand, the investigation has been delayed, but given a suitable weather window, it should happen soon. If weather conditions permit, we should know the actual situation on the bottom of Robson Bight within a few weeks.
Here is a link to a more complete story we posted on our OrcaLab web site yesterday: http://www.orcalab.org/news-archive/orcalab_general/07-10-29.html
In case it's useful, we're also attaching our update as a Word file. Please feel free to do anything you wish with it.
As we say at the end of the story, our fingers are crossed!
As ever, this comes with our warmest wishes to you all, and our heartfelt THANKS for caring, and helping.
Paul & Helena