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CN says train was leaking crude following derailment in western Manitoba

Last Updated Feb 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm CDT

A CN locomotive moves in the railway yard in Dartmouth, N.S. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

ST-LAZARE, Man. — A train carrying oil that derailed and was leaking in Manitoba has been contained.

Canadian National Railway says in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, which is east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.

CN says there was “a partial leak” of crude, and that its environmental team worked to clean up the site and protect the environment.

CN said Saturday afternoon that the leak had been contained.

It says there are no reports of injuries or fires, and that it’s still determining how much oil was spilled.

St-Lazare is about 50 km from Moosomin, Sask., where conservative leaders have been speaking at a pro-pipeline rally Saturday.

Supporters of pipelines argue that shipping oil by pipeline is safer than by rail.

The Canadian Press