Friday, 13 December 2013

Ottawa to Designate Crude Oil as Highly Dangerous

The Globe and Mail
The federal government will, for the first time, designate crude oil a highly dangerous substance and introduce tougher safety and testing measures for shipping oil by rail. Details here.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

"Those new rules will require railways and importers to have specific emergency plans for crude, including ensuring specialized response teams are available along the route in the event of an accident."

How will this be accomplished one has to ask, particularly in light that Omnitrax is planning to ship oil via rail to the port of Churchill, Man.
Theres not much along that isolated route for accommodation, so where would the "specialized response teams" be located.?
I wonder if the president, former MP M..Tweed, would
care to respond and enlighten the public.