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Oil train derails near small Canadian town for second time in two months

(Source: Saskatoon Star Phoenix, February 7, 2020)

GUERNSEY, Sask. — It is “way too early” to know the cause of the second fiery train derailment in two months near the Saskatchewan community of Guernsey, says the head of the province’s safety agency. A train carrying 104 cars on a track owned by CP Railway derailed Thursday around 6:15 a.m. along Highway 16 near Guernsey. According to Pritchard, 31 cars derailed and 12 were still on fire by mid-afternoon. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities. The derailment was roughly 10 kilometers from where a train carrying crude derailed and burned along Highway 16 between the communities of Guernsey and Plunkett on Dec. 9, 2019. In that incident, 33 oil tank cars and one hopper car left the tracks and 1.5 million liters of oil leaked.

Full story: Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Friday, February 7, 2020

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