The Canadian Press

2009-05-25 | CN Wabamun Spill

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CN Rail pleaded guilty to federal and provincial charges for two derailments -- one in Alberta, the other in BC -- that harmed the environment in 2005. The company agreed on May 25th to pay 1.8 million dollars in fines and payments, mainly to wildlife and firefighting groups. Jim Feeny, a spokesman for the company, said 1.4 million dollars would be spent in Alberta after a spill of bunker oil in a lake in an area west of Edmonton. (Doug Goss, a resident of Wabamun (WAH'-buh-muhn), west of Edmonton, said CN Rail did not try to duck its responsibility to clean up the lake there after it spilled bunker oil and wood preservative. He credited local residents with ensuring they were compensated for the damage.)

Date: 2009-05-25
Placeline: STONY PLAIN, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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