Saturday, January 10, 2015

Explosion, fire shake Ohio refinery; Lac Megantic settlement proposed

January 10. 2015      By Staff Reports

LIMA OHIO — A loud explosion at the Husky Lima Refinery shook Lima and the surrounding area early Saturday morning. Authorities said there’s no immediate danger to the area, although the fire continues to burn....

...Sgt. Andy Green, of the Lima Police Department, said the fire was still burning, but residents should be safe if they remain in their homes. Traffic was restricted in all directions near the refinery, essentially from Fourth Street to Vine Street. Only emergency responders are allowed to approach, according to the Lima Police Department.

There are no evacuation orders yet....   more here

Settlement money announced for victims of Lac-Mégantic rail disaster

JUSTIN GIOVANNETTI  The Globe and Mail     Jan. 09 2015

The families of those who died in the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster will have access to a $200-million (U.S.) fund, according to details released Friday from the bankruptcy case of the railroad responsible for the 2013 tragedy in eastern Quebec.

The fund still needs to be approved by Canadian and American courts.....

....While bankruptcy trustee Robert Keach said he is seeking $500-million for the victims’ fund before Monday’s filing deadline, Mr. Flowers said the decision not to pay by three of the largest corporations linked to the disaster was responsible for the shortfall.

“The main three bad actors, World Fuels, Canadian Pacific Railway and Irving Oil, aren’t contributing a penny to this settlement. We’re going to keep going after them very hard in American court,” said Mr. Flowers.....   more here

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