Gogama, ON

‘I have never seen anything more terrifying’

‘I have never seen anything more terrifying’

February 4, 2017 | Bay Today | It’s been almost two years since the Canadian National Railway (CN) train carrying crude oil from Alberta oil sands derailed just outside the town of Gogama, spilling an estimated 1 million litres of crude oil. Gogama fire Chief Mike Benson was the first responder on the night of the derailment […]

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Canadian National says fire out at Ontario derailment site

Canadian National says fire out at Ontario derailment site

March 10, 2015 | Reuters Canada| TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co crews and other firefighters have put out the last of the fires at the site of a derailment in northern Ontario and the line could be open by late on Tuesday, the railway said on Monday. The train, which was carrying crude […]

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Canada under pressure after oil train derailment

Canada under pressure after oil train derailment

March 9, 2015 | UPI|GOGAMA, Ontario, March 9 (UPI) — The Canadian government faces similar pressure as its U.S. counterparts to do more to ensure oil is carried on railways safely, a lawmaker said. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada dispatched investigators to the site of a derailment of a train carrying crude oil through […]

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CN crude oil train derailment in Gogama, Ont., ‘very concerning,’ transportation minister says

CN crude oil train derailment in Gogama, Ont., ‘very concerning,’ transportation minister says

March 8, 2015|National Post| GOGAMA, Ont. — Another train derailment in northern Ontario has added new fuel to the ongoing debate over whether rail is a safe way of transporting crude oil. First Nations and environmentalists are among those expressing alarm over Saturday’s derailment of a CN Rail train that caused numerous tank cars carrying […]

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Oil train derails, leaks into waterway

Oil train derails, leaks into waterway

March 8, 2015 | The Columbus Dispatch|GOGAMA, Ontario — A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, with multiple cars on fire and some oil leaking into a waterway, the company said yesterday. [Read the entire article here.]

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Train carrying crude oil derails near Gogama, Ont.

Train carrying crude oil derails near Gogama, Ont.

March 7, 2015|CBC| Several cars have caught fire after a Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil derailed in northern Ontario, prompting officials to advise nearby residents to stay indoors and avoid consuming water from local sources. Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene at approximately 2:45 a.m. ET. The Transportation Safety Board said […]

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Fire burning after train carrying crude oil derails in Northern Ontario

Fire burning after train carrying crude oil derails in Northern Ontario

March 7, 2015| CP 24| GOGAMA, Ont. — A CN Rail train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing numerous tank cars to catch fire and spill into a local river system, the railway and provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police say the derailment occurred at about 2:45 a.m. about four kilometres […]

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CN train carrying crude derails, catches fire in northern Ontario

CN train carrying crude derails, catches fire in northern Ontario

March 7, 2015 | CTV News| A CN freight train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing 10 cars to jump the tracks. Ontario Provincial Police said the derailment happened near Gogoma, Ont., around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning, with some of the cars catching fire and others falling into the Mattagami River. […]

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