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‘Too early’ for TSB to remove transport of flammable liquids by rail from watchlist, says Lac-Mégantic MP

By Neil Moss      

The Quebec Federation of Municipalities and the Coalition of Citizens and Organizations Committed to Rail Safety in Lac-Mégantic have called for the reversal of the removal, according to Sherbrooke's La Tribune newspaper.

The Transportation Safety Board's aerial view of the derailment of rail cars carrying crude oil which exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 6, 2013, Canada's worst train disaster since Confederation. Photograph courtesy of Transportation Safety Board
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Five years after the catastrophic Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 people, the Transportation Safety Board has removed the transportation of flammable liquids by rail from its watchlist, but the MP who represents the devastated town says he thinks the decision was made too soon. The TSB watchlist is a list of "key safety issues" that need to be addressed to make Canadian transport safer. During a press conference on Oct. 29, TSB chair Kathy Fox announced the

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