Absolutely not, there are a lot of similarities in the kind of devastation that could be brought from a disaster at a facility like Sterling Fuels. In fact, the impact would have the potential to be a lot worse. Since there is no Fire Plan in place, the Fire Department would have no way to get on site and extinguish any fire that occurred. As well, the Lac Magentic disaster was due to oil tankers that were hauling approximately 1.8 million gallons of flammable liquids in 72 rail cars. The Sterling Fuels site at its peak will hold somewhere in the ballpark of 23 million gallons of products, most, all of which are highly flammable and toxic. 47 people were killed in Lac Magentic and almost half the town was destroyed by fire another 30 plus buildings were marked for demolition due to petroleum contamination in the soil, this is a real threat and we cannot let it happen in Windsor Ontario.
The Union President, Dino Chiodo likened this facility to a ‘Lac Magentic Quebec’ style disaster waiting to happen, isn’t that grandstanding and fear mongering?
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