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Enviro-Mich message from kcumbow <kcumbow@greatlakes.net>

Note: If you go to the Gaylord Herald Times website and click to their
- you can currently  find the following articles:

1. "Nuke waste to ride rails here"

2. "Our View - Residents deserve to know about reactor" 
By Herald Times Editorial Board

Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 19:36:18 -0400
From: Kevin Kamps <kevin@nirs.org>

Subject: Truck/train route for Big Rock Point nuclear reactor vessel shipment

Truck/train route for highly radioactive Big Rock Point nuclear reactor 
vessel shipment (supposedly scheduled for October 8th)

By heavy haul truck from Charlevoix down 66 through East Jordan to 32, 
to Elmira, then on to Gaylord (about 42 miles at 5 miles per hour 
maximum; reactor vessel weighs 282 tons, heavy haul truck has 96 wheels).

By Lake State Railroad Company from Gaylord to Oak Grove, Otsego Lake, 
Waters, Frederic, Grayling, Roscommon, St. Helen, West Branch, Alger, 
Sterling, Standish, Pinconning, Linwood, Kawkawlin, Bay City (thus 
traveling through Otsego, Crawford, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Arenac, and Bay 

At that point, the shipment coudl go either down the CMGN (Central 
Michigan)/ TSBY (Tuscola & Saginaw Bay)/ AA (Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Interstate) line to Toledo, or else down the CMGN/CSXT (CSX 
Transportation) lines to Toledo. Here are the towns/counties those two 
routes would pass through:

CMGN (Central Michigan)/ TSBY (Tuscola & Saginaw Bay)/ AA (Ann Arbor, 
Mich. Interstate) line to Toledo:

CMGN to Saginaw, Fosters, Burt, Montrose, Flushing, Lennon, Durand, 
Byron, Cohoctah, Oak Grove, joins/becomes TSBY line, Howell, Lakeland, 
Hamburg, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, joins/becomes AA line, Milan, Azalia, 
Dundee, Temperance, Lambertville, Toledo OH (thus passing through 
Saginaw, Flint, Shiawassee, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Monroe Counties).


CMGN/CSXT (CSX Transportation) lines to Toledo:

Bay City down CMGN line to CSXT line to Saginaw, Bridgeport, Birch Run, 
Clio, Mt. Morris, Flint, Grand Blanc, Newark, Holly, Rose Center, Clyde, 
Highland, Milford, Wixom, Northville, Plymouth, New Boston, Waltz, 
Carleton, Monroe, LaSalle/Toledo Beach, Erie/Luna Pier, Toledo OH (thus 
passing through Saginaw, Genesee, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe 

These routes were determined using the "Railroads of the Continental 
United States" wall map (Railroad Information Service, Map Link, Santa 
Barbara, CA, 1996) and Michigan Department of Transportation road map.

---Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Specialist, Nuclear Information and 
Resource Service, Washington, D.C. and Board Member, Don't Waste Michigan.

If anyone is interested to join a coordinated response to the Big Rock 
Point nuclear reactor vessel shipment through Michigan, please contact 
Kevin at 202.328.0002 ext. 14 or kevin@nirs.org.

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