Megaload journey delayed


The megaload shipment of oil refinery equipment through Eastern Oregon has been delayed until Sunday.

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The megaload shipment of oil refinery equipment through Eastern Oregon has been delayed until Sunday.

The shipment has also drawn protests from environmentalists gathered Sunday and Monday at the Port of Umatilla. They want to call attention to the global warming repercussions that could come from development of oil from the tar sands in western Canada.

The shipment weighing 901,000 pounds remained at the Port of Umatilla on Tuesday, two days after it was scheduled to move.

Spokeswoman Holly Zander for Omega Morgan, the Hillsboro company handling the move, said it took longer than expected to load and secure the shipment. The company hadn’t planned to move on the Thanksgiving weekend in any case, she said, so the trip through Eastern Oregon is now expected to start Sunday night.

Read more at The Spokesman-Review.


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