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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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Lac-Megantic Train Carrying Oil More Volatile Than Advertised.

| March 6, 2014

OTTAWA – The Transportation Safety Board says formal lab tests confirm the train that crashed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Que., last summer was carrying oil that was more volatile than advertised. The board says it was actually as flammable as gasoline. The board took oil samples from nine tank cars that were intact after the […]

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Derailment Victims Seek Mitchell’s Help

| January 30, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some victims of last year’s fiery train derailment in Canada want U.S. Sen. George Mitchell from Maine to serve as negotiator as they seek money from the bankrupt railroad company. A document filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Count in Bangor late Wednesday from the Meyers & Flowers law firm shows […]

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Sale of MM&A Approved

| January 23, 2014

  PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Judges in the U.S. and in Canada have approved the sale of a Maine-based railroad that went bankrupt after a fiery oil train derailment last summer in Canada. Chapter 11 trustee Bob Keach said New York-based Fortress Investment Group hopes to close on the purchase of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic […]

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