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Lac-Megantic Quebec, derailment
This photo was taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the derailment. By Sûreté du Québec [CC BY-SA 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Burlington vigil to mark Quebec oil train wreck anniversary

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Environmentalists in Vermont are planning a vigil to mark the third anniversary of the wreck of an oil train in Quebec that killed 47.

The group, 350-Vermont, says the July 6, 2013 accident in southeastern Quebec highlighted the dangers of the growing use of trains to ship crude oil.

The group is planning its event on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Burlington’s Battery Park, from which it says you can see across Lake Champlain to tracks on the New York side where oil trains travel regularly.

The vigil is part of what 350.org is calling Stop Oil Trains Week.

Read more about the train derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec here.

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