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Saskatchewan Husky Oil spill: Lesson for Toronto

Reprinted from SaskOil.org – The 250,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent that Husky Oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River on July 21, 2016 is rightly receiving significant public attention. 565 more words

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Ottawa to retire DOT-111 rail tanker cars ahead of schedule

MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau is confirming older DOT-111 rail tanker cars will not be able to transport crude oil as of Nov. 1. 117 more words


Despite fiery derailments, slow progress on faulty US rail cars

BILLINGS, Mont. – Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted new rules for the industry, U.S. 650 more words


New video: Finding solutions to save lives

See how researchers at the Roadway Safety Institute (RSI), led by the University of Minnesota, are working to reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways in a new video. 99 more words


Lac-Mégantic residents use 3rd anniversary of tragedy to call for rail safety

LAC-MÉGANTIC — On the third anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 people, some residents renewed their calls for the construction of a bypass track that would redirect trains away from homes and businesses in the town. 428 more words


Lac-Mégantic still calling for rail lines to be diverted around the town three years after deadly derailment

Three years after the train derailment that killed 47 and destroyed much of the community’s downtown, a coalition of Lac-Mégantic residents have renewed their call for rail lines to be rebuilt around, not through, their town. 229 more words


"Bomb Trains"

Mosier Fire Chief Jim Appleton vividly remembers the moment he first laid eyes on the blaze from 16 derailed train cars running right through the middle of his small Oregon town early last month. 107 more words