Lac-Megantic rail car model to be withdrawn ahead of schedule

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Image Courtesy of AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Image Courtesy of AP Photo/Nati Harnik

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press, July 25, 2016 

MONTREAL — Older and less robust railway tanker cars will not be able to transport crude oil in Canada as of Nov. 1, six months earlier than planned, Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed Monday.

The DOT-111 cars are the same kind that were involved in the Lac-Megantic tragedy in which 47 people died three years ago.

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