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New puncture-resistant tank cars were in use during latest CP Rail oil train derailment and explosion

(Source: CBC News, February 9, 2020)

CALGARY — The Canadian Pacific Railway train that derailed, leaked crude oil and ignited a large fire in rural Saskatchewan Thursday was using new, industry-standard tank cars meant to be more puncture-resistant than their predecessors, the ones that exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Que. "The cars were TC-117J cars, which meet all Transport Canada standards," a CP spokesperson confirmed Friday. ConocoPhillips, which owns the diluted bitumen on board Thursday's CP train, also confirmed the train was using the new tank type endorsed by Canadian regulators in 2016.

Full story: www.cbc.ca

Monday, February 10, 2020

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