CP Rail investigating derailment
September 14, 2007
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A number of railcars carrying potash derailed five kilometres north of
Govan on Thursday.
According to officials from Canadian Pacific Rail 18 railcars went off
the track at approximately 7:45 a.m. at CP Rail mile 71, about one hour
north of Regina.
Some mounds of potash were spilled. Environmental staff from CP Rail
were on site and determined that the spill does not pose a risk to
public safety or to the environment.
The RCMP responded to the scene and determined that there weren't any
The cause of the accident has not been determined. Internal
investigators from CP Rail as well as officials from Transport Canada
are looking into the incident.
Officials from CP Rail said that they had re-routing options available
to continue moving customer product.