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Railway company in Quebec crash files for bankruptcy

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic cites potential liability costs

The railroad company involved in last month’s deadly Canadian train crash has filed for bankruptcy. 

On July 6, an unattended parked train packed with crude oil tankers rolled downhill into a Quebec town, derailed, crashed and exploded, killing 47 people. The train’s operator, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railroad Ltd. (MMA), has come under legal fire for the disaster; it’s been named in at least two lawsuits related to the accident. The company is also refusing to cover the nearly $8 million tab to clean up the debris and oil that covered the Quebec town after the disaster.

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