Upper James Riverkeeper Pat Calvert stores a collection of living organisms found in a sample of sediment from the James River in a jar, just upstream of the CSX train derailment site on Tuesday. Calvert will later determine how the crude oil spill has impacted the organisms. Photo by Autumn Parry
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:45 am
Wearing a straw gambler-style hat and sunscreen, Pat Calvert stepped carefully but comfortably out of his adapted jon boat onto rocks in the James River next to Langley Fountain in downtown Lynchburg.
Just a week after 17 tankers derailed, spilling three train cars into the river along with 20,000-plus gallons of crude oil, the Upper James Riverkeeper gathered samples to test potential impacts on the tiny organisms.
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Monday, May 12, 2014 2:45 am.