|Crews deal with a 15 car train derailment in Banff at the rail bridge over 40 Mile Creek. Photo, Gavin Young / Calgary Herald|
Ash spilled in train derailment could harm fish in Banff creek
by Reid Southwick, Calgary Herald, December 30, 2014
Authorities are concerned about the long-term health of fish in a Banff creek after a freight train derailed last week, spilling several hundred tonnes of potentially toxic cargo into the water and surrounding area.
A Parks Canada official said Monday much of the spilled fly ash — a byproduct of coal production that can disrupt the local ecosystem — has settled to the bottom of 40 Mile Creek.
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