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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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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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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No injuries or leaks in derailed train near Miniota

CN Rail is calling an incident near Arrow River a ‘minor derailment’.The railway said Monday there were no leaks, exposures or injuries in the incident, east of Miniota.The derailment saw a car containing ethylene glycol turned upright.READ MORE: CN claims no fault determined, City of Winnipeg seeking cost recoveryEthylene glycol is a toxic industrial product, frequently used in antifreeze.The derailed train is reportedly blocking two crossings, and CN is working to have the situation addressed with the help of local emergency services, they said.The cause of the derailment is still…

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TSB urges better communication after Via Rail train derailment in Saskatchewan

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is urging authorities to communicate better after a Via Rail train derailment in eastern Saskatchewan last summer.Two crew members sustained minor injuries in the crash, which happened early on July 5, 2018, north of Hudson Bay.Story continues belowRelated

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Beavers may be responsible for fatal train derailment in northern Manitoba

THOMPSON, Man. – A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured.The train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area south of Thompson on Saturday evening.Jerry Berriault, the board’s regional senior investigator, says the train was travelling around 40 km/h when it met with the washed-out piece of track.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Derailed train that killed worker now leaking fuel into northern Manitoba riverThe lead locomotive went…

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Derailed train that killed worker now leaking fuel into northern Manitoba river

A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday, killing a railway worker, is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River.Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives. The province says spill recovery equipment is being used to clean up the fuel at the site.The derailment happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, when a bridge on the Hudson Bay Rail line gave out near Ponton, Man., according to the Thompson Fire Department.READ MORE: One man dead, another left with life-threatening injuries after train derailmentThe train was carrying…

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