Map: Lac Megantic Derailment Impact Overlay on Capitol Hill

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In Lac Megantic, Quebec, a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in that small town, killing nearly 50 residents, flattening a 30 block area, and contaminating the town. CSX has not specified which kind of oil might be transported through the VAT (merely saying that some hazardous materials and oil are permitted, via a press release from Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office.) Click here for a larger (PDF) image of the area a similar disaster would affect if it happened on Capitol Hill: L-M Blast Radius 10-13-13 – SM  Discover more links on this disaster on our resources page.