Just as the state has revealed that crude oil shipments by rail have resumed along the state’s rail lines, Maine state emergency officials say new federal rules about shipping hazardous materials such as crude by rail don’t go far enough.
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.
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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