CN says controlled burn of propane continues; Residents not allowed to return
(Source: Business News Network, October 21, 2013)
OTTAWA — Canadian National Railway said on Monday that a "controlled burn" of propane in derailed tank cars at Gainford, Alberta, began last night and continues this morning.
Thirteen cars on a 134-car mixed freight CN train, carrying liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum crude oil, derailed on Oct. 19. One car of liquid petroleum gas exploded and three caught fire, but none of the cars carrying crude oil had leaked or caught fire, CN said.
Gainford residents were asked to leave their homes because of the risk of another explosion, and Canada's Transportation Safety Board said the evacuation would continue for as long as needed - maybe 24, 48 or 72 hours. The main east-west highway traversing central Alberta was closed.
Full story and video: www.bnn.ca
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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