Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Mega-Loads Expected at Final Destination on Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:13 PM

More than two months after the first of two mega-loads rolled away from the Port of Lewiston, the two controversial shipments are expected to reach their final destination early Wednesday. A team from Emmert International has been hauling the 300-ton loads since the early morning hours of February 2.

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As soon as they arrive in Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, the giant coke drums are expected to be installed at the ConocoPhillips refinery. At the same time, the team from Emmert will make their way back to Lewiston and begin hauling the remaining two mega-loads along the same route, including a stretch across U.S. Highway 12. Still to come: a decision on whether the Idaho Transportation Department will green-light Exxon/Mobil's plans to move more than 200 mega-loads along the same highway and then up to the Kearl Oil Sands Project in Alberta, Canada.

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