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Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway cuts jobs and services after Quebec disaster; Old Town pulp mill shifts to truck

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Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway cuts jobs and services after Quebec disaster; Old Town pulp mill shifts to truck

July 22, 2013 - 09:44
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HERMON, ME, July 22, 2013 (Bangor Daily News) -The railway that owns the runaway train that devastated a small Quebec town almost two weeks ago, killing 50 people, has laid off 79 of its 179 workers because of the disaster, a company official said Wednesday.

Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway workers learned at the close of business on Monday that they would be temporarily unemployed immediately due to the "drastic drop in business" caused by the closure of the tracks through Lac-Megantic, Quebec, where the train explosion occurred on July 6, said Robert Grindrod, the company's president.

Bangor Daily News - Railway involved in Quebec explosion lays off 79 of 179 workers

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