The recent derailment of tanker cars loaded with chemicals in New Jersey is still a matter of concern for local residents. A number of them are still out of their homes, with a hope they might be back by Sunday (about 10 days in total). Even the Coast Guard are involved, securing one of the derailed tankers. USA Today has more information on the meeting with community members Wednesday night and the latest situation update.
This is a cautionary tale of the consequences of tankers running through residential and environmentally sensitive areas. I am conscious that the railways are continually maintaining the tracks that run through Parry Sound – but stuff happens. This is the third major derailment in the USA northeast in the last few months that have had significant community impact. It pays to be prepared.
Maintenance – Preparing for Replacement (November 2012)