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Smoke rises from fires caused by the derailment of a CN Railway train carrying crude oil near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, Ontario in this March 7, 2015 Transport Safety Board of Canada handout file photograph.  REUTERS/TSBCanada/Handout via Reuters

Smoke rises from fires caused by the derailment of a CN Railway train carrying crude oil near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, Ontario in this March 7, 2015 Transport Safety Board of Canada handout file photograph. REUTERS/TSBCanada/Handout...more

Smoke rises from fires caused by the derailment of a CN Railway train carrying crude oil near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, Ontario in this March 7, 2015 Transport Safety Board of Canada handout file photograph. REUTERS/TSBCanada/Handout via Reuters
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A worker walks near the railway track on the site of the train wreck in Lac Megantic, in this July 16, 2013 file photograph. REUTERS/Ryan Remiorz/Pool/Files

A worker walks near the railway track on the site of the train wreck in Lac Megantic, in this July 16, 2013 file photograph. REUTERS/Ryan Remiorz/Pool/Files

A worker walks near the railway track on the site of the train wreck in Lac Megantic, in this July 16, 2013 file photograph. REUTERS/Ryan Remiorz/Pool/Files
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