09 July 2013 14:45 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--Authorities in ?xml:namespace>
In an update on Saturday’s (6 July) accident at Lac-Megantic, some 250km (155 miles) east of
At the same time, authorities partly lifted evacuation orders, allowing some 1,500 of the 2,000 evacuated residents to return to their homes.
The authorities also advised that a “boiling water” order, imposed because of oil that spilled from the railcars after the explosion, remains in effect until further notice.
The train - with 72 railcars – derailed and exploded at around 01:15 local time on 6 July. Prior to the accident, it was parked uphill west of Lac-Megantic for a crew change. There was no engineer on the train at the time of the accident.
The rail carrier –
Meanwhile, the accident sparked a debate about the safety and security of oil and chemicals shipment by rail in
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