Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's bankruptcy filing on Wednesday, sparked anger online with many saying the company was trying to dodge the cost of the cleanup in Lac Megantic, the Quebec town that suffered dozens of deaths and significant destruction from a train derailment over a month ago.
The company had been criticized for dragging its feet on payments to the town and the province of Quebec. The company reportedly owes more than $7-million due to the massive clean-up and damage to the town.
Don't know why I'm surprised #MMA filed for bankruptcy. Their MO since beginning clearly indicated they went morally bankrupt a while back.— Toula Drimonis (@ToulasTake) August 7, 2013
On Wednesday, the Canadian Press reported that some residents of the town would be unable to return home for up to a year because of contaminated soil.
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