Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sept. 11 1/2: This is simply a footnote to the blog for Sept. 1 - but quite a footnote.

The Canadian Transport Safety Board has announced that the crude oil that killed 47 people in Lac Megantic was NOT properly classified. It had been listed to authorities as a type of crude that was less volatile than it really was. Far from being relatively safe, it was as volatile as gasoline, and therefore far more likely than most crude oil yo explode in a collision. And who was responsible for listing the category of oil it was? Irving Oil. Will the Brunswick News carry this story tomorrow? Time to lay your money down.

1 comment:

  1. Hands up, those who are surprised Irving had a role to play in the disaster (despite their protestations that they had utterly nothing to do with it)...