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Freight train derails near Quebec Ontario border

July 17, 2018
By The Canadian Press
Health & Safety Transportation derailment occupational health and safety Public Health & Safety Releases

SAINT-POLYCARPE, Que. – A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed Monday night in the town of Saint-Polycarpe, Que., just east of the Ontario border.

Environment Ministry spokesman Stephane Degarie says 25 of the 95 cars derailed and there was no spill of hazardous material.

Two cars containing propane went into a river that runs through the municipality while two other cars also carrying propane came to rest on the riverbank.

Degarie said there is no threat to the environment because the cars are intact and there are no leaks.

There was minor leak of vegetable oil from one car and Degarie said steps were being taken to plug the leak and recover the spilled oil.


There were no injuries or evacuations because of the derailment, which happened at about 7 p.m.

There was no word on what nay have caused the derailment. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it will send an investigator to the scene on Tuesday morning.

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