The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is holding a news conference on August 19 to release its investigation report from the July 2013 Lac-Megantic derailment. The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway derailment, which killed 47 people and destroyed more than 30 buildings, was the fourth deadliest in Canadian history. The investigation has been ongoing for more than a year. Fortress Investment Group, LLC, who purchased the MMA’s lines in the United States and Canada, voluntarily agreed not to move any crude oil or hazardous materials through Lac-Megantic until at least 2016.
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