Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lac-Mégantic derailment

City: Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada
Companies: Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA), World Fuel Services
Train: freight train, DOT-111 tank cars
Volume: 113,000 litres (30,000 U.S. gal)
Liquid: Crude oil
Velocity: 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
Number of people: 150 firefighters, 15 confirmed dead, 50 missing, More than 30 buildings destroyed, 1000 evacuated, about 5932 populated.