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Opinion: Why we must never forget the Lac-Megantic rail disaster

(Source: Ottawa Citizen opinion column by Bruce Campbell, July 4, 2019)

OTTAWA — Six years ago, on July 6, 2013, at 1:14 a.m., a runaway train loaded with volatile oil derailed in the center of the small Québec town of Lac-Mégantic, its disgorged contents erupting in a succession of fiery explosions which one witness described as “the vomiting bowels of hell.” Six years after Lac–Mégantic, have the lessons been learned? Despite modest improvements, major safety gaps remain.

Full story: Ottawa Citizen

Monday, July 8, 2019

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