Lessons from the Lac-Mégantic disaster include making sure firefighters, police officers and other first responders have available counseling and mental health support and that they work in shifts to minimize fatigue.
Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending. A runaway train carrying a volatile variety of crude oil derailed and exploded.
Less than a year ago, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, a small Quebec town ten miles from the Maine border.
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