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Shipping oil through Hudson Bay by rail too risky: minister

(Source: Global News, September 20, 2013)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says a rail company’s plans to start transporting oil across hundreds of kilometres of remote rail line built on permafrost is too risky to the environment and the safety of those who live in the north. Omnitrax Canada, the company that operates the only rail line up to Churchill, on Hudson Bay, was planning a trial shipment of crude oil next month. The company hopes to eventually transport millions of litres of light sweet crude oil a year up to the community where it can be loaded onto tankers.

Full story: www.globalnews.ca

Friday, September 20, 2013

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