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Lac-Megantic residents speak of 'psychological distress' as first trains since devastating explosion roll through town

(Source: National Post, December 18, 2013)

LAC-MEGANTIC -- Harder for some to swallow were the three letters emblazoned on the side of the locomotive: MMA. The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, now in bankruptcy protection and expected to soon have new owners, is blamed by many here for the disaster. The U.S.-based railway had a reputation for cutting corners, and the derailment occurred when an unmanned parked train loaded with volatile Bakken crude oil rolled out of control down into Lac-Mégantic.

Full story: National Post

Friday, December 20, 2013

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