07.27.2013 05:20 PM

The scene in the Slocan Valley

This is a bit too close to home. My brother, his wife and my littlest sibling all live in Winlaw, B.C., in the Slocan Valley, right near Lemon Creek.

It is a beautiful place, and everyone is scared what this spill will do, long-term.

Here’s a couple shots Troy Kinsella took. He went there on his bike, right after it happened.

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5 Comments

  1. bigcitylib says:

    Jesus. The things happening these days, Apparently its jet fuel, so it evaporates pretty fast. If it ever went off, though, it would be a big, hot kafrigginboom.

    News says they’ve let people go home so it may be ok for now. If I was living there I wouldn’t let it go easy, though. Press the authorities so it doesn’t happen again.

  2. deb s says:

    brutal!!!

  3. tf says:

    Troy Kinsella has shot an iconic photograph of our times; spread it around!

  4. Terry says:

    Warren:

    Wouldn’t miss you with my morning coffee. I read your work daily, though I rarely see eye to eye with you on most things, so I keep my thoughts to myself.

    Today, I have no choice, but to write to you, and to your family. This morning is different. On so many levels.

    This time – the derailment.

    This event, – Troy cycling out to the scene for his devastating photos, up close and dangerous.

    Within Troy there obviously beats the heart and soul of a true First Responder / an award-winning battlefield photo journalist. “Go TOWARDS – not RUN FROM.’

    We have, and have had, a few of these “Firsters” in our family. Our family – that’s five generations of us – pray that Troy will be spared even the slightest of negative side effects from whatever he might have been exposed to.

  5. e.a.f. says:

    perhaps a few driving lessons are in order.

    Thanks to Troy for taking the pictures and you for printing them. It gives everyone a good look at what can and is happening to our enviornment. Trucks carrying things such as fuel need to be built to a standard where they do not “open” up upon impact.

    We don’t know at this time what caused the accident. If it was road conditions then that needs to be dealt with because many tanker trucks go into all sorts of areas and they should be up to some sort of safety standard. In this case, it might have been a good idea, if the road was very bad that there had been two drivers. I know it cuts into the profit margin, but it could sve lives and the enviornment.

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