Sunday, March 8, 2015

Train Carrying Oil Derails and Catches Fire in Canada

From:  NBC News 

TORONTO — A Canadian National Railway Company train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, with multiple cars on fire and some leaking oil into a waterway, the company said on Saturday. 

There were no injuries reported from the derailment, CN's second in the region in just three days and third in less than a month. It was the latest in a series of North American derailments involving trains hauling crude oil, raising concerns about rail safety. 

The railway said a bridge over a waterway had been damaged and that five tank cars landed in the water, with some on fire. "CN emergency responders are acquiring booms to contain crude oil movements in the waterway," CN spokesman Mark Hallman said in an email, adding that initial indications were that the waterway does not supply drinking water to Gogama.  MORE

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