Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupHazardous Chemicals
Event TypeDerailment Release
PlacePortage la Prairie MB
Event Start DateJuly 10, 1998
Event End DateJuly 10, 1998
CommentsPortage la Prairie MB, July 10, 1998. The last 8 cars of an eastbound CN Rail freight train jackknifed near the TransCanada and Hwy.16 junction, 12 km west of Portage la Prairie. The 8 cars derailed and spilled glycol (antifreeze) into a creek which leads to Lake Manitoba. The toxic spill forced the evacuation of area residents. No one was injured.
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