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Oil Train Firefighters Reuniting

| July 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Some of the Maine firefighters who helped their Canadian counterparts battle a deadly fire in Quebec are returning for the anniversary. About 30 Maine firefighters responded to the call for help when a runaway oil train derailed and caused explosions in the town of 10,000. The blaze killed 47 people and […]

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Claims Deadline for Railroad Company

| March 12, 2014

  PORTLAND, Maine – A bankruptcy judge has indicated a willingness to set June 13 as the deadline for claims against a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people last summer in Quebec. Judge Louis Kornreich (KORN’-rysh) didn’t issue the order Wednesday, pending the outcome of a proceeding in Canada. But Michael […]

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Train Derailment Update

| January 10, 2014

PLASTER ROCK, N.B. – A large flare was seen and a boom heard from the site of a train derailment in New Brunswick Friday shortly after officials said they would use small explosive devices to blast holes in three tanker cars. CN spokesman Jim Feeny says the procedure they planned to use is known as […]

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Emergency Personnel Respond Quickly to Train Derailment Near Plaster Rock

| January 8, 2014

It’s been a hectic 24 hours in the village of Plaster Rock…after a freight train derailed and caught fire Tuesday night, emergency response officials from a number of departments have been working around the clock to assess and manage the situation. “I’ve never heard of anything like that happening since way way back,” said resident […]

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