Lac-Megantic QC

The Train Derailment That Gushed Oil Into A Quebec River Has Spawned Freaky Fish

The Train Derailment That Gushed Oil Into A Quebec River Has Spawned Freaky Fish

February 17, 2015 | Vice News | Two-and-a-half years after a train carrying millions of gallons of crude oil derailed and exploded in the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, scientists are finding deformities in the fish living in nearby rivers. That’s led the government to a revelation: crude oil is bad for fish. No shit. […]

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Accused in Lac-Mégantic derailment plead not guilty on federal charges

Accused in Lac-Mégantic derailment plead not guilty on federal charges

November 13, 2015 | Montreal Gazette | LAC-MÉGANTIC — A number of accused have pleaded not guilty to federal charges laid in connection with the 2013 Lac-Mégantic train derailment. The accused are all former employees of now-defunct Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd., and most were represented by lawyers in court on Thursday. [Read the entire article […]

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Railroad Work Is Getting More and More Dangerous. These Workers Want To Change That.

Railroad Work Is Getting More and More Dangerous. These Workers Want To Change That.

October 17, 2015 | In These Times|CHICAGO—Railroad workers from around the country and Chicago residents stood on an overpass on a recent bright September Sunday, watching a seemingly endless line of black tanker cars pass on the railroad tracks below. The train was likely carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, judging […]

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$338M Fund in Deadly Oil Train Derailment Close to Approval

October 9, 2015 | ABC News| A Canadian railroad’s withdrawal of opposition to a $338 million fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has set the stage for final approval and compensation for victims. A U.S. bankruptcy trustee and Canadian Pacific agreed to modify the settlement fund to […]

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Judge delays ruling on Lac Megantic disaster settlement

Judge delays ruling on Lac Megantic disaster settlement

September 25, 2015 | WMTW | PORTLAND, Maine —A bankruptcy judge in Maine has postponed a ruling on a $338 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec. The U.S. bankruptcy trustee wanted the judge to approve the plan Thursday so money can begin flowing to those […]

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Judge rules against Canadian Pacific over crude rail settlement dispute

July14, 2015 | Aberdeen Journal| A challenge by Canadian Pacific Railway over settlements for victims of a crude-buy-rail oil disaster has been rejected by a judge. The company has been subject to a class action lawsuit following the incident in which 47 people were killed and the main downtown region of a town were destroyed […]

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With a solemn remembrance and music, protesters decry oil-train accidents

With a solemn remembrance and music, protesters decry oil-train accidents

July 11, 2015 | Philly.com|Two years after a fatal oil-train derailment in Quebec drew national attention to the transport of crude oil, more than 100 people gathered Saturday in Center City to remember the victims and demand better train safety controls in Philadelphia. “These trains go through our neighborhoods and right past our most important […]

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Legislators, residents hold news conference on oil train safety

Legislators, residents hold news conference on oil train safety

July 7, 2015 | Star Tribune| A group of DFL legislators, firefighters and other emergency officials and a citizen group used the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster to hold a news conference demanding oil train safety. That disaster killed 47, and decontamination continues today. Members of Citizens Acting for Rail Safety held signs that […]

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4 Minnesota oil train disaster plans haven’t been released to public

4 Minnesota oil train disaster plans haven’t been released to public

July 7, 2015 | Fox Twin Cities|Some Minnesota lawmakers and railroad safety advocates are concerned that new disaster plans are not being released to the public. They gathered Tuesday morning, on the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic disaster in Quebec, to say the state’s plans are essential in coordinating resources should an oil train disaster […]

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In Lac-Mégantic, everyone marks the anniversary in their own way

In Lac-Mégantic, everyone marks the anniversary in their own way

July 7, 2015 | Monteral Gazette| LAC-MÉGANTIC – Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday — exactly two years after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic — four friends huddled in the dark around a granite monument in front of Ste-Agnès church. The monument, erected during last year’s anniversary ceremonies, is an open book with […]

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