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A list of recent railway accidents involving oil-laden tank cars

01/08/2014 06:04 EST | Updated 03/10/2014 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A list of railway accidents involving oil-laden tank cars since the Lac-Megantic, Que., disaster last July:

January: Seventeen cars on a 122-car train in northwestern New Brunswick come off the tracks, resulting in a fire and evacuation of about 150 people.

December: Eighteen cars on a 106-car oil train derail in southeastern North Dakota, resulting in fires and the evacuation of many residents of nearby Casselton;

November: Twenty-five of 90 cars on a train carrying oil that originally came from North Dakota derail in Alabama, igniting fires;

October: Thirteen cars — four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine carrying liquefied petroleum gas — come off the tracks in tiny Gainford, Alta., sparking a huge fireball and evacuation of about 100 people;

September: Seventeen cars, including three carrying non-flammable lubricating oil and one with ethanol, derail near Landis, Sask., as a train heads to Edmonton from Winnipeg, causing the oil to spill onto farmland.