UPDATE: 4 JUNE. Well, those guys ruined our picnic. They are all over the place. Its obvious they care nothing for the citizens of this area. Unfortunately we will have to CANCEL the event. I am so sorry everyone.
UPDATE: 3:30 pm – OK, I just got back and have some devastating news for everyone. They have picked up the sharp pointy metal things and trucks are pouring in to the train wreck. It looks like after weeks and weeks they may be cleaning up the place. I am so sorry and so many children were beginning to look forward to this event. I am personally hurt that after so much time that this railroad company Genesee and Wyoming would start cleaning it up after we announced our picnic. I am sorry to have to put this picnic on hold, will keep an eye on the area. If they ruin our picnic we can always wait till the next train derailment here in the harbor.
UPDATE 2:30 PM – I am hearing reports that Genesee and Wyoming have started to clean up the train wreck. I can’t believe they would try and ruin our picnic. I will go out there. And only hours after announcing our picnic! What nerve….trying to ruin our picnic!
3 June 2014 10:00am -Yes my fellow Harborites fun times this weekend. The 1st annual Montesano Train Wreck Picnic is scheduled for this coming Saturday June 7th at 12 noon! Be there or be square….bring the kids! Fun for the whole family. It is unbelievable but true, despite pleas from residents the moldy grain is still there with the train wreck weeks after the wreck. I think we can safely say now it is a permanent fixture here in the community. Come see the moldy grain (warning do not touch dead birds or mice that have been feeding on the grain)…..watch the run off go into Higgins Slough! Kids, bring your microscopes and try and identify the chemicals and bacteria for your next science project. Professional photographers will be present so you may save the moment!!!!
Come one….come all and be a part of our harbor history and participate in our mock drill for the coming oil trains. Just to give everyone a glimpse of the wonders to behold, I will re post my video that I put up last week concerning the train wreck….of course it is a week old now, but nothing has changed. I don’t want to give it away but we may have a special guest.
FIRST POSTED MAY 28TH 2014 -One would think that with all the bad publicity that the railroad track owners, Genesee and Wyoming, are having lately with the four local train derailments, that they would at least clean up the mess from them. One would think so anyway. I think we are getting a look to how this company would respond should an oil spill happen in our county. It isn’t as if they don’t have the money to clean it up, their stock price as of this morning was $96.90 a share.
UPDATE: lest anyone think I am too crazy about tons of genetic modified grain dumping into our streams around here…..<a href=”http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/22/agriculture-oregon-monsanto-gm-wheat”>CHECK OUT THIS HORROR STORY</a> screech….I’m starting to think these environmentalists might actually be right about things.
UPDATE: May 30th for an update on Federal response see <a href=”http://montesanotoday.com/2014/05/30/breaking-federal-railroad-admin-not-necessarily-concerned-about-safety-of-railroad-tracks-through-grays-harbor/”>HERE</a>.