Oil Train Derails In Canada, Spills Unknown Amount Of Crude Oil

Posted by Mike Confino, February 16, 2015

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A train carrying crude oil derailed in northern Ontario, Canada late Saturday night, spilling oil and causing a fire.

Twenty-nine of the 100 cars on the train went off the track near Timmins, Ontario, and seven of those cars were still on fire as of Sunday afternoon. The derailment prompted Canadian National Railway Co. to close its main rail line, a decision that could end up causing a delay in oil shipments in eastern Canada. That delay would add to the disruption Canada’s rail industry is currently experiencing due to the weekend strike of 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway workers, who are at odds with their company over wages and benefits.

via Oil Train Derails In Canada, Spills Unknown Amount Of Crude Oil | ThinkProgress.

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