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Train derailment in eastern Quebec sparks explosions, major fire
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Posted on 07/06/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT by ToxicMich

A train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Que., early Saturday morning, sending giant flames into the air and prompting a mass evacuation. At least 1,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Lac-Megantic, which is located about 250 kilometres east of Montreal.

A number of the train’s 73 cars exploded, causing a fire that spread to several of buildings in the community.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctvnews.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; canadatrainexplosion; derailment; eastern; explosions; fire; lacmegantic; major; quebec; sparks; train; trainexplosion
This is bad...No idea how many casualties yet...
1 posted on 07/06/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT by ToxicMich
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To: ToxicMich

More here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/06/world/americas/canada-train-derailment-fire/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


2 posted on 07/06/2013 7:47:14 AM PDT by ToxicMich ((If you are reading this, you are wasting your time. There is nothing here...))
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To: ToxicMich

Here in the US, Obama hates the idea of the Keystone Pipeline, while crude is shipped instead on Buffett’s trains. Are trains safer than pipelines, or is this event in Quebec a freak accident?


3 posted on 07/06/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ToxicMich

Q: Why are there so many train derailments and accidents lately?


4 posted on 07/06/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: ToxicMich

But Hey!! Buffets trains are so much safer than a pipeline.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The problem here is that the train goes through right in the middle of the city, which is a total nonsense.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 7:52:44 AM PDT by ToxicMich ((If you are reading this, you are wasting your time. There is nothing here...))
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To: ToxicMich
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Well ... it sounds like "Obama's Best Bathhouse Friends" (putrid islamic terrorists) played a decent round of golf this time in Canada ...

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7 posted on 07/06/2013 7:56:21 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: ToxicMich

Lac-Mégantic, Canada rang a bell. Then I recalled that General B. Arnold marched his invasion force through there on Oct 19, 1775 on his way to invade Quebec. The invasion and subsequent Battle of Valcour Island ultimately slowed the British attempt to severe the colonies, led to the British defeat at Saratoga, and shifted the war to the south.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 8:04:41 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ToxicMich
The problem here is that the train goes through right in the middle of the city, which is a total nonsense.

Train tracks, especially in rural areas, more often than not, go through towns and villages. I'm somewhat familiar with the Lac-Megantic area of Quebec and it's rural. Closest thing to a city in the immediate area is probably Sherbrook.

9 posted on 07/06/2013 8:08:18 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: ToxicMich

Prayers up for distant relatives in that area.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: District13

There are thousands of train accidents of one sort or another every year. Fortunately, most don’t get ore than a little local attention.

Here’s access to the numbers:
http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Query/statsSas.aspx


11 posted on 07/06/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: District13

Derailing a train isn’t that hard.I won’t mention any ways to do it.

Getting at a buried pipeline a little but harder.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 8:10:58 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Prolly some of those Frenchy revolutionaries involved, or maybe some north african commies that seem to live in the area.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 8:25:42 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: ToxicMich

The cities are there because the railroads brought transportation to the area. Transportation brought the population. Population begot cities. Please read one of the many books on the settling of the US West. The same goes for the vast areas of Canada. There’s not one town in the West that does or did have a railroad running through it.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: ToxicMich

Trains are so much more safe and efficient for transporting liquid products in bulk. Of course we all know John D. Rockefeller was just an idiot for building pipelines. /sarc

I’m sorry people have been hurt and very sad some may have been killed but accidents like this are the only way the sheeple and the damn fools in obastard’s gang will ever learn... then the obastard gang will not learn probably.

Hauling crude oil in trains is a bad idea.

Hauling crude oil in trains is just another payoff from politicians to their supporters. A big payoff to Warren Buffet, a man who has more money than Croesus. More money than he can ever spend. It is blood money just like the diamond money was in Angola.

Amerika is corrupt and rotten to the core.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ToxicMich

These disasters will be a thing of the past once we go to 100% wind/solar power. /sarc


16 posted on 07/06/2013 9:47:27 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: ToxicMich; LucyT

I’m on the road and radio reports sound awful. Reports are that this entire little town has been devastated. Train exploded right in the center of town.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 10:17:59 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: ToxicMich; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

18 posted on 07/06/2013 10:50:13 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: BluH2o; ToxicMich

In most cases the towns were built around the tracks, often as the site of a refuelling station.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 10:52:44 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: batterycommander
The North Africans tend to congregate in the major cities, especially Montréal. Most small-town populations are pure laine.
20 posted on 07/06/2013 10:54:26 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Hauling crude oil in trains is a bad idea.”

A very expensive bad idea in more ways than one


21 posted on 07/06/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Velveeta; Canadian Outrage; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks; MamaDearest; DAVEY CROCKETT; Myrddin; ...
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Train derailment in eastern Quebec sparks explosions, major fire

>>>> "Reports are that this entire little town has been devastated. Train exploded right in the center of town."<<<<

Thanks, Velveeta.

22 posted on 07/06/2013 11:06:05 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: Velveeta

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/06/19319414-major-fire-after-train-carrying-oil-derails-in-quebec-town-near-canada-us-border?lite

...Lac-Megantic in the Canadian province, a lakeside town of about 6,000 people near the border with the U.S...

...An area of a half mile around the train has been secured by police...

...Over 1,000 people have been evacuated from the center of town...

...It is not yet clear whether anyone was injured, but Quebec Provincial Police say that they are still looking for some people that have been reported missing...


23 posted on 07/06/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Squawk 8888

This derailment is too suspicious for me.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 11:14:12 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

Sounds like eco-terrorism to me.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

No one was on the train during a shift change. The cars rolled down hill to the center of town and derailed. Brakes were faulty, supposedly.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 11:29:54 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/a9gantic/8625250/story.html


27 posted on 07/06/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: TaMoDee

And prior to railroads was rivers. Canada’s major population centres are on the banks of major rivers, or lakes.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 12:28:06 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: batterycommander

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/07/06/quebec-train-derailment-fire.html

One person has been declared dead after a train derailment in the tight-knit community of Lac-Megantic, Que...

...t’s possible up to 100 people could be missing, although he said it is difficult to pin down an exact number...


29 posted on 07/06/2013 1:38:33 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Yeah, a lot of frenchies from that area visit Saco, Maine over the fourth, a long tradition.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 5:31:19 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

All day Sunday, not a mention in the MSM. 2 people die in SF plane crash and wall to wall coverage. 60 people die in oil train explosion and MSM silence.

We can’t report on any story that makes the king obama look bad. i.e. oil pipeline avoidance


31 posted on 07/07/2013 2:26:53 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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