Drill will test oil-spill response on Nooksack River

An oil-spill response team will practice from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, on the Nooksack River west of the Guide Meridian bridge south of Lynden.

A boom will be deployed on the river. No oil or simulated contaminants will be released during the drill, according to a statement from Kinder Morgan, an energy infrastructure company that is conducting the drill with contractor NRC Environmental Services.

Increased traffic in the area should be expected during the drill. Company officials said no roads will be closed and a company official will be available to answer questions.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @bhamMitty