Wednesday, November 21, 2012

11/21 Sewage spills, Cedar Grove, Enbridge, Hanjin Geneva

Stevens Pass (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Maybe you do need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Thanksgiving looks drier, but wet weather continues   Mudslides disrupt train service   Skiers and snowboarders thrilled on Stevens Pass opening day

More than 2 million gallons of sewage mixed with stormwater were discharged into Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet during Monday's deluge, according estimates reported to the Kitsap Public Health District. Most of that volume was stormwater, which exceeded the capacity of the sewer system, said Stuart Whitford of the health district. Four separate discharges spilled into Port Washington Narrows and one spilled into Sinclair Inlet, according to a report Tuesday from Bremerton city officials to the health district. In addition, a little more than 4 million gallons of partially treated sewage was discharged from the West Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant into Sinclair Inlet, Whitford said. That sewage received primary treatment and disinfection to kill most pathogens. Chris Dunagan reports. Sewage discharge volumes from storm reported  

The problem with compost? It smells like garbage, especially in Marysville. Nina Shapiro reports. Cedar Grove: Reduce, Reuse, Revolting

It’s been a political hot potato, a byelection talking point and water cooler fodder for months. On Tuesday, the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline was delivered as a lunchtime economic primer to the Canadian Club of Victoria. In a 40-minute pre-lunch presentation, Janet Holder, executive vice-president of Western access for pipeline proponent Enbridge, laid out the economic case for the 1,170-kilometre project. Andrew Duffy reports. Enbridge executive tells Victorians getting oil to new markets is key to maintain Canada’s standard of living  

A container ship ran aground in the Prince Rupert Harbour on Tuesday evening while trying to avoid a smaller boat. The Hanjin Geneva hit the shore about six nautical miles from Prince Rupert at about 10:30 p.m. PT Tuesday night. Three tug boats and a coast guard vessel are standing by to help get the container ship back in deeper waters and will try to refloat the vessel during high tide, between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. PT. Container ship runs aground in Prince Rupert  

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 231 AM PST WED NOV 21 2012
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
TODAY
W WIND 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
 SHOWERS...MOST NUMEROUS THIS MORNING.
TONIGHT
W WIND 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
 EVENING.

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