Dangerous goods evacuation zones

Transport Canada provides recommended distances for initial evacuation in the event of a dangerous goods spill from a rail car. Once the first evaluation is complete, emergency responders must evacuate a larger, downwind square called the protective action zone. Distances vary from a minimum of 5 km to a maximum of 11 km based on the material spilled, whether it’s day or night, and factors such as wind speed. In the map we have used a chorine spill to show the evacuation zones along the CP Rail line at Dufferin St. and Dupont St..Click on each circle for explanation of the evacuation zone.

To go to the interactive map provided by The Star cllck HERE.