Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupHazardous Chemicals
Event TypeDerailment Release
PlaceMississauga ON
Event Start DateNovember 10, 1979
Event End DateNovember 16, 1979
CommentsMississauga ON, November 10-16, 1979. A CPR train of 106 cars carrying many dangerous chemicals derailed near Morris Road in Mississauga and burst into flames, creating a spectacular explosion. The proximity of tank cars containing chlorine to propane tank cars that may have exploded, and released a toxic cloud of chlorine, forced the evacuation of 225,000 people.
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