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240 DOT 111 cars, but that represents a fraction of those currently being used to transport goods dangerous and otherwise across the continent.
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shipping of dangerous goods since the train derailment and explosion in Lac Megantic, Que., last summer that killed 47 people and levelled much of the small town's core.
CN and CP both indicated the oil companies and shippers who own the vast majority of DOT 111 cars should pay to replace them.
The runaway train was carrying Bakken crude in its DOT 111 cars, which have been deemed unsafe since 1991 but are nonetheless often used to ship dangerous goods through North America.
On Tuesday, the head of the Transportation Safety Board told the committee the DOT 111s were going only 20 km/h when they crumpled on impact in Lac Megantic.
"You can mitigate the risk, but you can't eliminate the risk," Keith Creel, CP's chief operating officer, told reporters following the committee meeting.
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