OTTAWA – A list of railway accidents involving oil-laden tank cars since the Lac-Megantic, Que., disaster last July:
January: Seventeen cars on a 122-car train in northwestern New Brunswick come off the tracks, resulting in a fire and evacuation of about 150 people.
December: Eighteen cars on a 106-car oil train derail in southeastern North Dakota, resulting in fires and the evacuation of many residents of nearby Casselton;
November: Twenty-five of 90 cars on a train carrying oil that originally came from North Dakota derail in Alabama, igniting fires;
October: Thirteen cars — four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine carrying liquefied petroleum gas — come off the tracks in tiny Gainford, Alta., sparking a huge fireball and evacuation of about 100 people;
September: Seventeen cars, including three carrying non-flammable lubricating oil and one with ethanol, derail near Landis, Sask., as a train heads to Edmonton from Winnipeg, causing the oil to spill onto farmland.