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Quebec town fighting to recover from train disaster

Many not ready to mark 2013 oil train wreck

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Backhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public library, and restaurants once stood, there is only the clanging of machinery kicking up dust over the emptiness.

It is the daily soundtrack of a town fighting to rise up from one of the worst railway disasters in North American history.

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