Magnetawan First Nation Chief William Diabo Says Derailment does not pose any health/environmental threat


Magnetawan First Nation Chief William Diabo says today’s train derailment within their traditional territory does not pose any health or environmental threat.  “We are fortunate that there is no risk and this is not a major disaster as it could’ve been,” said Chief Diabo. “Speaking with the CP Rail, there will be an investigation and a report issued to our community as soon as they are done with it.”  According to reports a train derailment this morning closed Highway 529, a road that branches off Highway 69 in the Pointe au Baril and Byng Inlet areas. The Parry Sound detachment of the OPP sent out the notice about the highway closure south of Sudbury at around 7 a.m. this morning. The reopening and cleanup is estimated to be completed by 8:00PM today. According to Chief Diabo there were four cars that jumped the tracks but stayed upright and carrying lumber, railcar wheels and empty tankers. He advises that community members should not visit the site until the investigation and clean up is complete as there is heavy equipment being used. [author ]Magnetawan First Nation Chief William Diabo[/author]


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