CP train derailments sparks concerns

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Early Monday morning, a CP train carrying 34 tank cars laden with crude oil from Rosyth, Alberta derailed near Guernsey, 115 east of Saskatoon. The train destined for Oklahoma resulted in a spill of an estimated 1.5 million litres of crude that quickly become engulfed in flames.  No injuries or damage to waterways have been reported.  The Transportation Safety Board said the derailed cars included a mix of Class 117R and CPC-1232 Class 111 tank cars.  The Class 117R cars are an upgraded version considered to have improved safety features over the cars that were involved in the 2013 fatal explosion and fire in Lac Megantic, Que.

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