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Update from CN on the January 6th Nora Lake Derailment

Posted on: January 30, 2018  |  

The following update was provided today (January 30th) from Kate Fenske, Manager, Public Affairs – Manitoba & Media Relations for Western Canada at CN

As mentioned previously, crews have removed the product from the involved tank cars and are now beginning the process to transport the cars away from the site. They have also removed the cubic meter-sized bags that contained a solid, environmentally sensitive product and completed some remediation work in the area. All of the product was contained and there were no leaks or spills.CN is committed to a full clean-up and we will also return in the spring to assess the site again at that time.

The following update was provided today (January 25th) from Kate Fenske, Manager, Public Affairs – Manitoba & Media Relations for Western Canada at CN

WCA has been informed that the product has now been removed from the tank cars. Crews are also beginning the process to remove the sacks of the environmentally sensitive material and at the same time beginning ground remediation. As mentioned previously, CN wants to ensure the clean-up is done safely and thoroughly and this process will take some time. CN can confirm that at least one of the three cars involved was on its side but the product was contained. Also, regarding the car in the marsh, that is where it came it rest and it is secure with no leaks. CN crews will continue to monitor the site and CN is committed to a full clean-up of the area. The investigation into the cause of the incident is still ongoing. CN will continue to provide updates as they are available.

The following update was provided (January 18th) from Kate Fenske, Manager, Public Affairs – Manitoba & Media Relations for Western Canada at CN

CN crews and contractors remain on-site and as mentioned previously, the clean-up will take some time as we want to ensure it is done safely and thoroughly. This afternoon, crews began transferring product from some of the tank cars so they can be safely removed from the site. This process does take time and there is more work to do, but there is no threat to the public. CN is committed to a full clean-up of the incident and would like to remind the public to stay clear of the site as equipment and heavy machinery is moving in and out of the area. I will provide another update next week as the clean-up progresses.

 

 

 

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