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Northwestern Ontario oil train derailment came days after Canadian government raised speed limit for trains hauling dangers goods

(Source: CBC News, February 26, 2020)

OTTAWA — The train that derailed and spilled crude oil in northwestern Ontario last week was travelling at a speed that would have been prohibited just two days earlier. The CN Rail train was heading east at 70 kilometers per hour and had activated its emergency brake when it derailed near Emo, about 350 kilometers west of Thunder Bay, on the evening of Feb. 18, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

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