On Tuesday, a train carrying petroleum and other toxic industrial chemicals derailed and caught fire near Wadena. In its investigation, the Transportation Safety Board is apparently focusing on poor rail maintenance.
Now today, a TransGas pumping station near Prud’Homme has exploded. According to this CBC report, the well-head controls seven caverns filled with natural gas, and the fire’s been burning out of control since morning.
Not sure how much more of this we’ll have to put up with before proper controls are put in place to regulate this important, but also potentially very deadly, sector of our economy.