Quebec Considering More Rail Car Inspections After Fatal Crash

Source: Sûreté du Québec via Bloomberg

A police handout image shows the burnt remains of an area of Lac-Megantic in Quebec after the massive fire that was caused by a derailed oil transporting train. Close

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Source: Sûreté du Québec via Bloomberg

A police handout image shows the burnt remains of an area of Lac-Megantic in Quebec after the massive fire that was caused by a derailed oil transporting train.

The Quebec government will review increasing rail car inspections and could move tracks from downtown Lac-Megantic, according to Sylvain Gaudreault, the province’s transportation minister.

A runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the small town on July 6, killing 24 people with 26 still missing.

Gaudreault spoke at a press conference in Lac-Megantic.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ari Altstedter in Toronto at aaltstedter@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Badertscher at pbadertscher@bloomberg.net

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