Sunday, July 7, 2013


On the heels of the 4th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk, Common Dreams reports an oil laden train explosion in Quebec on July 6th, causing a massive fire with over 60 people missing from the small town eastern location of Lac-Mégantic in the Appalachian Mountains near the U.S. border.

Footage below of the giant fireball engulfing the town; Quebec's Environment Ministry reports that 73 cars were filled with crude oil, and at least four exploded in a series. 

A CBC update from 6 hours ago, as of this post, with 5 confirmed fatalies:

A report here, as of 4 hours ago.  1,000 people have been evacuated, and the fire is still burning.

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