Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupHazardous Chemicals
Event TypeDerailment Release
PlaceSt. Lazare MB
Event Start DateJuly 9, 1991
Event End DateJuly 10, 1991
CommentsSt. Lazare MB, July 9, 1991. 25 cars in an 88-car train jumped the tracks near the village of St. Lazare; two cars of acetic anhydride and two cars of methanol ruptured, causing a toxic cloud; 400 residents of St. Lazare were evacuated for 6 days. [The Environment Canada accident report states that respiratory masks were required in the contaminated area, reservoirs to confine the waste were dug, the crops within 200 m were contaminated with acetic vapours, and 500 people were deprived of water for 2 days]
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total CostUnknown
Federal DFAA Payments$0
Provincial DFAA Payments$0
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0