Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/7 Crude reporting, rail investment, Seahurst Beach, Hood Canal toxins

(PHOTO: Gene Blevins/Reuters)
Lunar eclipse tonight may highlight Draconid meteor shower
The full moon will darken and grow reddish tonight during a total lunar eclipse that may help a fall meteor shower shine. The edge of the Earth's shadow will begin to pass over October's full moon, traditionally called the Hunter's Moon, at 1:15 a.m. PT or 4:15 a.m. ET. It will cover the moon for a total lunar eclipse starting 3:15 a.m. PT or 6:15 a.m. ET and lasting 59 minutes. (CBC)

Rail industry pushes feds to drop crude-oil reporting rule
Two railroad industry trade groups have quietly asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to drop its requirement that rail carriers transporting large volumes of Bakken crude oil notify state emergency officials. The railroads have maintained that they already provide communities with adequate information about hazardous-materials shipments and that public release of the data could harm the industry from a security and business standpoint. But they haven’t been successful in convincing numerous states or the federal government. Curtis Tate reports. (McClatchy)

BNSF to invest $235M in Washington railroad system as debate over coal trains smolders
BNSF Railroad will invest $235 million in its system in Washington state this year, nearly double the amount invested in 2013. This suggests that the company is continuing to upgrade a system that supported $28.5 billion in state economic activity, according to a study released Monday. The investments are being made, and the report released, during a period of strong debate about the potential impact of coal export trains on the state's rail capacity, and its cargo-carrying capacity. Steve Wilhelm reports. (PS Business Journal)

Hundreds gather to celebrate reopening of Seahurst Beach in Burien
Hundreds of people gathered at Seahurst Beach this weekend for a public celebration of the park’s reopening after a major restoration project that spanned two years. Friday evening's Seahurst Beach Reopening Celebration was put on by the City of Burien’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department and sponsored by the Environmental Science Center, which is located at the north end of the park, and Burien Press, a specialty coffee shop in downtown Burien. Matt Wendland reports. (Highline Times)

Hood Canal beaches closed from Dabob to Mason County because of high levels of toxin
A portion of Hood Canal shoreline never before closed to recreational shellfish harvesting due to the potentially deadly paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin is now off limits. The state Department of Health has closed Hood Canal beaches from Dabob Bay south to the Jefferson County-Mason County line, Michael Dawson, water quality lead for Jefferson County Environmental Health, said Monday. Leah Leach reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 835 PM PDT MON OCT 6 2014
TUE
LIGHT WIND. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. W SWELL 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.
TUE NIGHT
W WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

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