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Lac Megantic: Quebec demands companies pay for cleanup

By:  News reporter, Published by the Toronto Star on Mon Jul 29 2013

Environment Minister Yves-François Blanchet announced ordinances demanding companies involved in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster foot bill for cleanup, decontamination, after rail company shirks $4-million tab.

A police officer takes pictures at the crash scene last week in Lac-Mégantic.

PAUL CHIASSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO: A police officer takes pictures at the crash scene last week in Lac-Mégantic

The Quebec government has ordered companies connected to the Lac-Mégantic train disaster to pick up the tab for cleanup and decontamination after the deadly derailment spewed an estimated 5.7-million litres of crude oil into the environment.

The legal notice, announced Monday afternoon by provincial environment minister Yves- François Blanchet, names the Canadian and American offices of railway company Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, and the American firms Western Petroleum Company and its parent, World Fuel Services.

The full story by Jessica McDiarmid is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/07/29/lac_megantic_quebec_demands_companies_pay_for_cleanup.html

Is this another example of corporate social responsibility?

 

 

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