Lac Megantic report due August 19th

The Transportation Safety Board final report into the Lac Megantic train disaster will be released August 19th.

The derailment of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic freight train in July of last year killed 47 people.

In January, the Board issued a preliminary report pointing out the inherent weakness and danger associated with DOT-111 tanker cars.

The recommendations led to the immediate removal of 5000 of the rail cars.

Transport Canada also ordered all other remaining DOT-111 rail cars used for the transportation of crude and ethanol to be removed or upgraded within the next three years.

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