General Electric Apparently Splitting Stranded Tar Sands Evaporator to Send Parts up U.S. 95

Likely General Electric tar sands wastewater evaporator travels through Moscow on October 15 (David Hall photo).

Descriptions of the apparently disassembled tar sands wastewater evaporator, stranded by a Highway 12 megaload lawsuit, accompany live Moscow protest recordings and contextual commentary, between 12:48 and 5:46 of the Wednesday, October 16, KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report, Megaload Likely Evaporator.

Mini-Megaloads Head for Montana via U.S. Highway 95

Oversized shipments depart from Port of Wilma

Mini-megaloads were scheduled to depart the Port of Wilma on Tuesday night and make their way to Montana via U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 90.

According to a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), the four loads to be moved by the shipping company Omega Morgan are 20.1 feet wide, 15.6 feet tall, 75 feet long, and weigh less than 80,000 pounds.  Although far smaller than the 21-foot-wide, 255-foot-long, and 644,00-pound megaloads that spawned protests and a federal court injunction on U.S. Highway 12 in August, they still required flagging teams and pilot cars.  The mini-megaloads also had the potential to cause delays lasting as long as 15 minutes, according to the state.

[ITD lies:] “This is smaller, lighter equipment,” said Adam Rush, a spokesman for the transportation department.  “This is different equipment; they are called sump sections; it is different from the piece of equipment that is still at the Port of Wilma [because it is no longer attached to it…].” (WIRT emphasis) Continue reading