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  •  Thank you for emphasizing the human component (14+ / 0-)

    to this disaster. The loss of life and the devastation to the town should be the primary focus right now.

    The environmental destruction, of course, is also massive, and will have far reaching consequences. Per the BBC:

    Some of the train's cargo spilled into the nearby Chaudiere river, said Environment Quebec spokesman Christian Blanchette, adding that communities downstream of Lac-Megantic had been warned to take care if using river water.
    Spilling crude oil into the Chaudiere--yikes. I don't think they've begun to estimate the amount. The river flows, of course, into the St. Lawrence, which flows into the Atlantic. Don't know how or if they can contain the spill. We've had epic amounts of rain, so all the rivers are running high and fast right now.

    Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

    by earicicle on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:27:41 AM PDT

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