Lac Mégantic - Pump & Treat Remediation System
- Application: Site Remediation and Dewatering
- Location: Lac Mégantic, Quebec
- Capacity: 240 GPM
- Installed: December 2013
On July 6, 2013, an unattended freight train carrying crude oil rolled from a Quebec rail yard and descended the rail line towards the small town of Lac Mégantic. As it reached the center of town, travelling at over 60 miles per hour, it derailed and exploded violently – killing 42 people, destroying almost half of the downtown area, and spilling 1.5 million gallons of crude oil. newterra was called upon to play a role in the environmental clean-up.