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dave
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Post Number: 174
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

this is a bit of a shot in the dark here, but does anyone know who to contact (doesn't have to be government) about that acid spill that happened on hornet?
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irishfield
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Post Number: 215
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 8:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

What spill and when? There's only a single place on Hornet AFAIK.. where the chain saw carved moose graces the end of their laneway, but can't remember their name.
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dave
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Post Number: 175
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 9:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

an ONR (or was it CN?) freight train de-railed and spilled sulphuric acid into the lake which ended up going down into rabbit creek and (we think) ended there...it happened quite a few years ago
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doublebend
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

It was an ONR train.

Try Hornet Lake Retreat...

Hornet Lake Retreat Temagami ON
705-569-3238

Can't find a website.

There's lots of info online if you Google:

hornet lake rail spill

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alscool
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Post Number: 213
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank god it wasn't a train load of water spilling in a lake full of acid.

Seriously though, there could have been a lot worse chemicals being transported. It would have got very warm for the fish I am guessing
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dave
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Post Number: 176
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

temperature is the least of the problems :P
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skippy
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I would contact the ONR. They were the ones responsible for the spill and the clean up. This was back in the spring of 2000. Northshore Environmental was the contractor for the platforms, barging, and the mixing of the slurry. There was another company tasked with the monitoring of the acid vs base war. The acid was pumped up to the surface on three barges(platforms). Mixed with a slurry (sodium chloride? and water) and pumped back down. Once the techs stated that the lake had been neutralized, the pumps were run to help turn over the lake as the slurry was to heavy to do on its own naturally. This was the process on the lake itself. things were different at the "dam site". ONR contacts...??? Mike Saures and Bob (Chopper Bob)....?
Hope this all helps.
Sorry for rambling.
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dan_carpenter
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 8:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Here is a federal gov't accident report along with a few photos:

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/ENG/rapports-reports/rail/200 0/r00t0067/r00t0067.asp
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dave
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Post Number: 178
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 5:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

thanks for the tips, but as it happens i no longer need the info

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