Ottawa taking steps to phase out certain types of tank cars following the deadly train derailment and explosions in Lac-Megantic, Que.
Found guilty of violating Quebec Fisheries Act after crude oil leaked into the Megantic Lake and Chaudiere River.
Victims have so far received half their expected payment for moral damages.
Transport investigator is urging Transport Canada to quickly introduce enhanced standards to reduce the risk of spills.
Conversion will be completed to comply with US standards for DOT-111 tank cars built after Oct. 1, 2011.
New rules require that at least two crew work a train transporting dangerous material such as crude oil.
JD Irving operates NB&M Railways, which has nearly 900 kilometres of track in Maine and New Brunswick.
Blasts were much more intense than what would be expected from the petroleum product.
Recommendations include ensuring tank cars moving crude oil won’t easily rupture.
There’s “no good news here for anybody,” TransCanada boss Russ Girling says.