• Oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Québec 07-06-2013

  • Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

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  by oibu
 
I think the point is that the landowner's land value, farm operations, etc. would be impacted simply to accommodate a knee-jerk response that won't prevent future tragedies. Sort of like if after 9-11, they shut down the three major NYC area airports and then the government took land from 100 farmers in Pennsylvania to build a giant new airport with bus connections and forcibly ruled that no one can fly any airplane, helicopter, or drone of any type within 100 miles of NYC. Has nothing to do either way with a lack of sympathy/empathy for the tragedy, OR with prevention of future events. A reaction out of fear and concern might say "yes, do that!", but in practical reality it just further disrupts the masses for little or no actual benefit or prevention.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
The New York Times has an article today which can best be described as "Megantic Plus Six":

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/worl ... osion.html

The article is part of a series exploring man-made disasters and steps, both taken and remain to be, to avoid reoccurrence:
.When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times is going back to the scene of major news events to see if those promises were kept.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Bypass moving forward: https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... ays--60608
The feasibility study conduced by infrastructure AECOM will be completed soon, allowing the plans and specifications phase to begin this summer;
Public Services and Procurement Canada is continuing the and acquisition process despite the pandemic and slowdown in services;
Transport Canada is working with the Waban-Aki and Huron-Wendat First Nations, who have expressed their interest in participating in the archaeological studies;
Transport Canada, in collaboration with the Ministere des Transports du Quebec and other partners, is incorporating environmental measures into the project; and
Many additional studies have been conducted in recent months, particularly on the birdlife, to ensure that the project complies with the federal Species at Risk Act.
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