CP may wait until August before pulling
submerged rail cars
July 12, 2008
Source: Canadian Press
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VANCOUVER — Two CP Rail cars that were knocked off the tracks by a
rockslide in the Fraser Canyon last week are still stuck in the
CP Rail spokesman Mike LoVecchio says it may be another month before
officials decide it's safe to pull the cars from the river near
LoVecchio says the railway must wait until water levels drop and
migrating chinook salmon pass through the area.
The cars were leaking glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze, but
divers plugged several holes in the cars last week.
Two other cars that were knocked off the tracks on July 1 have
already been removed from the area.
LoVecchio says the remaining cars are anchored to the river bottom
with steel cables, and officials will continue to monitor the water
for any contamination.