Oil-by-truck incidents nearly tripled in six years, figures show

Distance travelled and volume of crude oil shipped also up between 2009 and 2011, but observers caution against drawing conclusions.

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A freight train burns in Lac-Mégantic, Que. on July 6, 2013.
Vincent Cama
Published: Monday, 02/03/2014 8:38 pm EST

Between 2009 and 2013, the amount of incidents related to trucks carrying crude oil in Canada nearly tripled, government figures show.

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