Omega Morgan Megaload Observation & Objection 10-22&23-12

A barge pushes Alberta tar sands water treatment equipment manufactured in the Portland, Oregon, area up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the Port of Wilma near Lewiston, Idaho.

A water treatment module of unknown ownership awaits transport by Omega Morgan from the Port of Wilma, Washington, to Fort McMurray, Alberta (Barry Kough photo).

Wild Idaho Rising Tide activists demonstrate resistance to the first Alberta tar sands megaload to successfully cross Idaho and Montana via the Highway 12 wild and scenic river corridor through the largest wildlands complex in the lower 48 states.

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Megaload on U.S. Highway 12 Going Slower than Expected

A megaload carrying water purification equipment was expected to reach somewhere between Lowell and Wilderness Gateway Campground on U.S. Highway 12 this [Thursday] morning.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) offered no projection Wednesday of what the travel schedule for tonight and Friday morning is expected to be.

The oversized shipment deviated from its original travel plan Wednesday when it stopped about halfway between Kamiah and Kooskia rather than going all the way to Kooskia, wrote Adam Rush, a spokesman for ITD at Boise, in an email. Continue reading