Lac-Megantic Train Disaster

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announces new railway safety measures during a news conference Wednesday April 23, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds vow 'ambitious' phase-out of unsafe rail tank cars amid industry questions

OTTAWA - The federal government announced an aggressive — some say unrealistic — plan Wednesday to phase out within three years tens of thousands of older tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol by rail. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said about 5,000 of the most dangerous tank cars will be pulled off the tracks within a month, part of a series of measures in response to recommendations by the…

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