A 260-ton piece of equipment is winding its way through the inland Northwest this week. The Idaho Department of Transportation gave the green light to a shipper moving water purification equipment into Canada.
The shipment is about the same size as the so-called “megaloads.” Those were pieces of an oil processing facility headed for Canada’s oil sands. The new shipment will use the same hotly contested scenic route – Idaho’s Highway 12.
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(By Jessica Robinson, Northwest Public Radio)