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 train was carrying a cargo of crude oil and other chemicals from oil fields in North Dakota. The massive explosions that followed killed forty-seven people.
In the weeks after the disaster, it has become clear that the clean-up and recovery effort in Lac-Megantic will be far more costly and challenging than once believed. Also, investigators in the US and Canada now acknowledge that there were deep concerns about the safety of the tanker cars used by the railroad.
Those fears first surfaced decades before this deadly accident occurred. Brian Mann has our special report. 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