Lac-Megantic QC

Lac Megantic, Quebec Still Recovering From Deadly Oil Train Disaster

Lac Megantic, Quebec Still Recovering From Deadly Oil Train Disaster

July 6, 2014 | Huffington Post | LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Backhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public library and restaurants once stood, there is only the clanging of machinery kicking up dust over the emptiness. [Read the […]

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Rail safety upgrades inadequate, critics say

Rail safety upgrades inadequate, critics say

July 6, 2014 | The Star | flurry of new safety regulations has boosted the security of rail transit in Canada, but experts say what happened in Lac-Mégantic is part of a more systemic failure. [Read the entire article here.]

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Lac-Megantic mayor urges town to turn page on ‘horror’ of disaster

Lac-Megantic mayor urges town to turn page on ‘horror’ of disaster

July 6, 2014 | City News Toronto | More than 1,000 people marched in solemn silence early Sunday morning, passing the spot where tragedy struck Lac-Megantic with such awful violence a year ago. They began their walk in the darkness after observing a moment of silence at 1:15 a.m. — the exact moment on July […]

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A Year After Train Disaster, First Responders Unprepared For Another

July 6, 2014 | NPR | One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac Megantic, killing 47 people, some firemen and first responders say they still don’t have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.  

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Canada town ravaged by oil train fire still in turmoil

Canada town ravaged by oil train fire still in turmoil

June 29, 2014 | Yahoo News | Lac-Megantic (Canada) (AFP) – One year after an oil-laden train derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a town in Canada’s Quebec province, trains are rolling again but locals are hardly thrilled. The picturesque lakeside town of Lac-Megantic was transformed by the inferno — Canada’s worst rail catastrophe […]

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Negligence Charges Brought in Quebec Derailment and Fire

May 12, 2014 | NY Times | OTTAWA — The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway and three of its employees have been charged with criminal negligence in connection with a derailment that killed 47 people and incinerated much of downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, last July, officials said on Monday. In a brief statement, the office of […]

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Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mégantic derailment

Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mégantic derailment

April 16, 2014 | The Monteral Gazette | The spring thaw has stirred up crude oil in the Chaudière River that spilled in the Lac-Mégantic derailment last summer, prompting two towns along the river to use alternate sources of drinking water. Residents and teams from Quebec’s environment department have seen oil sheens on the surface […]

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Coroner identifies 40th victim of Lac-Mégantic disaster Admits that remaining 7 missing people will never be identified

April 9, 2014 | The Gazette | MONTREAL — Using microscopic bone fragments and DNA samples, forensic anthropologists have identified the 40th victim of the train derailment at Lac-Mégantic last July. Jimmy Sirois, 30, has been positively identified and removed from the list of missing persons. The Quebec coroner’s office had a monumental task after […]

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Charges expected in Lac-Megantic train derailment after investigation closes

Charges expected in Lac-Megantic train derailment after investigation closes

March 23, 2014 | canoe.ca | MONTREAL- Quebec provincial police have concluded their investigation into the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment that killed 47 people in July. A police source has told QMI Agency that they are confident prosecutors will lay criminal negligence charges against at least three people, including the train’s engineer and the CEO […]

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Lac-Mégantic crude as explosive as gasoline, says TSB

Lac-Mégantic crude as explosive as gasoline, says TSB

March 6, 2014 | The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its engineering laboratory report (LP148/2013) Thursday, March 6, 2014, analyzing the petroleum crude oil contained in tank cars of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) train that derailed on July 6, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The derailment and resultant explosion killed 47 […]

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