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B.C. residents complain they weren't warned about toxic spill


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B.C. residents complain they weren't warned about toxic spill

Last Updated Mon, 08 Aug 2005 21:31:11 EDT

CBC News


The B.C. Environment Ministry and CN plan to review emergency notification procedures following complaints that people weren't warned fast enough after a toxic chemical spilled into a river north of Vancouver.

The chemical spilled into the Cheakamus River when nine cars of a CN freight train fell 12 metres from a bridge near Squamish.


More than 40,000 litres of sodium hydroxide were spilled into the Cheakamus River after a freight train derailment halfway between Squamish and Whistler, early in the morning on Friday.


More: http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/20...rail050808.html

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