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1979 Mississauga Train Derailment

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Transcript of 1979 Mississauga Train Derailment

1979 Mississauga Train Derailment
Larry Krupa
The Fireball
Massive explosion set it off (Propane)
1,500 meters into the sky
Could be seen from 100 km away
Explosion and Evacuation
-Residents evacuated and taken to reception centres (Due to possible deadly chlorine gas spreading through Mississauga)

-Given food and shelter

-Residents returned home on
November 16
Fun Facts and Who
to Blame

- Largest evacuation in North America at the time

- 200,000 people evacuated

- Mississauga T.D. - 10 minutes away

- No deaths

Thanks for Listening!!!!!!!!
After Math
Mississauga- empty until clean up
Mississauga - opened on nov. 16th 1979
nov. 19th 1979
influence other cities
How did it happen?
-heat built up in 33rd car due to wheel
-wheel set also fell off (lack of lubrication)
-residents reported smoke and fire
-resulting in a "hot box"
-train derailed and explosives followed

- Saturday, November 10,1979
- 106 car Canadian Pacific freight train derailed
-carried explosives and poisonous chemicals
- Smoke built up then wheels fell
-more than 200 000 people evacuated

this is a picture of...
Unhooked the remaining cars from the flaming ones
Inducted into the North American Railway Hall of Fame in 2012
- $10,000,000 to clear up (chlorine, trains, layer of ice, chemicals )

- people who checked on wheel statuses

- one thing leads to another

Clean Up
- done well

-immediately evacuated


-workers worked hard to clear up

-propane tanks

-chlorine started to leak again
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