Canada Hazards: Ontario Under Water and Untold Environmental Damage After Train Crash in Quebec

Canada is a large country. During the last two days, the eartern part of this wonderful country was plagued by two different major events: a flooding in Toronto due to heavy rain and oil fire and a huge oil spill following the explosion of a crude oil freigth train in the town of Lac-Mégantic in the province of Québec.

 

Flooding and massive power outage in Toronto – July 8 2013

toronto flood july 2013

A massive power outage in downtown Toronto on Monday evening was accompanied by flooding following intense rain, making the commute home difficult for many in the downtown core

 

Natural disaster: Canadian Oil Train Crash at Lac-Mégantic Pollutes Rivers

water pollution after explosion of train at lac lac megantic in Quebec, eau polluee après explosion du train rempli d'huile crue (crude oil) lac megantic

A runaway train likely carrying hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of gallons of crude oil derailed Saturday and crashed into a downtown area in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, Québec, causing death, destruction and untold environmental damage.

la rivière La chaudière est polluée par le crash du train à Lac-Mégantic, a layer of crude oil over the river 'La Chaudière' after train crash at Lac-Mégantic

This is a video showing the inferno at Lac-Mégantic:

 

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