Total amount of oil spilled in St. Lazare train crash reduced: TSB

Investigators have reduced their tally of how much oil spilled when a Canadian National freight train derailed last month on a western Manitoba ranch.Earlier this month, the Transportation Safety Board said at least one million litres of petroleum crude was released Feb. 16 when 37 tanker cars went off the tracks near the small community of St. Lazare.On Friday, the board revised that number down to 820,000 litres.Investigators say the oil spilled from at least 14 of the derailed tanker cars and most of the crude was contained in alow-lying…

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One million litres of crude oil spilled at St. Lazare, says TSB

Investigators say at least one million litres of crude oil was released when a train derailed last month on a ranch in western Manitoba.The Transportation Safety Board says the spill was mostly contained in a low-lying area next to the track, and it’s too early to comment on the environmental impact.READ MORE: New drone video, photos show extent of oil spill in St. LazareThe Canadian National train, with 110 petroleum crude oil cars, was travelling east in the early hours of Feb. 16 near St. Lazare, Man., when an emergency…

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New drone video, photos show extent of oil spill in St. Lazare

Drone video circulating on social media shows the magnitude of an oil spill from a train derailment south of St. Lazare, Man., on Saturday.Of the 110 Canadian National (CN) train cars loaded with crude oil, 37 of them derailed and piled up, with some leaking onto Jayme Corr’s property.“I don’t know how to clean up an oil spill and it looks like they (CN) know how,” Corr said. “I’m just going to have to let them do it.” The derailment covered a distance of 300 to 400 ft., according to…

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Aerial view of Manitoba spill from derailed tanker cars

February 20 2019 1:11pm This submitted video shows an overhead view of the damage caused by a CN train derailment in western Manitoba. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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Drone video reveals spreading oil spill after CN train derails

February 20 2019 12:08pm This submitted video footage shows the extent of the spill resulting from a CN train derailment near St. Lazare, Man.. Dozens of tanker cars lay in a heap , many of them still leaking oil, as crews work to clean up the mess. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on…

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CN apologizes to Manitoba rancher for train derailment causing oil spill

A 37-car train derailment west of Winnipeg has CN Rail picking up the pieces and cleaning up the mess — starting with the Manitoba rancher whose land now sits covered in crude oil from the train car leak.A CN spokesman says the company’s executive vice-president spoke with rancher Jayme Corr on Monday about cleaning up the spilled crude oil on his land.READ MORE: About 40 derailed train cars leaking crude oil near Manitoba town of St. LazareHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowCorr had initially complained the company ignored…

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Officials unsure how much oil leaked from derailed train near St. Lazare, Man.

Canadian National Railway says it doesn’t yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.The railway said Saturday there was “a partial leak” of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained and none had reached the nearby Assiniboine River.When asked on Sunday about how much oil spilled, and how many of the 37 cars that derailed on Saturday leaked, a CN spokesman said it’s “still being assessed.READ MORE: Oil leak from train in Manitoba…

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Oil leak from train in Manitoba underscores need for pipelines, say supporters

A leak from a derailed train carrying oil in western Manitoba has been contained, the railway said Saturday, but some pipeline supporters say the incident highlights the risks involved in moving oil by rail.Canadian National Railway said in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.The railway said there was “a partial leak” of crude and it was not known how much oil had spilled.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowREAD MORE: Rail line through…

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About 40 derailed train cars leaking crude oil near Manitoba town of St. Lazare

The cleanup is underway after about 40 train cars derailed early Saturday morning in rural Manitoba.CN Rail confirmed 37 cars went off the tracks at about 3:30 a.m. near St. Lazare, Man. which is 303 km west of Winnipeg near the Saskatchewan border.Some of those cars, which were carrying crude oil, are leaking and CN is assessing the damage, said CN spokesperson Jonathan Abecassis.Train derailment in St Lazaro, MB. 40 cars left the tracks. Cars contain oil. pic.twitter.com/FFqkwgBptj— Calidon (@CalidonLeasing) February 16, 2019“Our environmental team is responding to start clean…

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