Jul 11, 2013 — All 50 people still missing after the explosive train wreck in Lac-Megantic, Quebec Saturday are now presumed dead. The Associated Press reports the CEO of the parent company that operates the train plans to meet with residents and the town's mayor today. He faced jeers when he visited the town yesterday.
NCPR's Brian Mann is in Lac-Megantic reporting for this station and NPR. He spoke Martha Foley this morning. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2013 — The chairman of the American railway at the center of the deadly disaster in Quebec is speaking out about his company's struggles.
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway faces a barrage of investigations and lawsuits, following the explosion last month that authorities say left 47 people dead. One of the railroad's industrial trains rolled free, derailed and exploded in the heart of Lac-Megantic.
Ed Burkhardt, who lives in Chicago, is the chairman of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic. He spoke in-depth with Brian Mann last week. Burkhardt spoke first about the fact that his company has so far failed to pay for expensive clean-up effort in the village. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — Back in July, a massive tanker train filled with petroleum from North Dakota derailed in a tiny town in Quebec. Explosions and fire ripped through the village, killing 47 people and destroying the downtown of Lac-Megantic.
Brian Mann has been covering the aftermath of that disaster for NPR and North Country Public Radio.
He was in Quebec on assignment again over the weekend. He joined Martha Foley on the line from NCPR's bureau in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2013 — It's been nearly three months since an American-operated tanker train derailed and exploded in the town of Lac Megantic in eastern Quebec. The Montreal-Maine and Atlantic... Go to full article
Oct 02, 2013 — Yesterday, we heard about the efforts to rebuild the Quebec town of Lac Megantic, after a train explosion destroyed much of the village. That horrible accident makes any town... Go to full article
Oct 18, 2013 — There's been renewed attention to the safety of the freight trains that run through North Country towns. The horrible oil explosion that destroyed much of a Quebec village... Go to full article