Thursday, August 4, 2011

Concern Over Rail Transport of Ethanol Prompts Revere Ballot Question

A plan by Global Partners to begin shipping ethanol by rail to its Revere terminal is drawing concern in the city, where it is the focus of a nonbinding ballot question.

According to Fire Chief Gene Doherty, the Waltham-based oil distributor is planning to transport ethanol from Albany, N.Y., to its Revere facility on
Lee Burbank Highway
(Route 1A). Between Devens and Revere, he said, the trains would travel by night, in at least some places using commuter rail tracks that are used by the MBTA during the day.

The shipments would be made every three to five days with 60-car trains, according to Doherty, who has spoken with the company. Each car would contain about 29,000 gallons of ethanol, for a total load of 1.74 million gallons. Pan Am Southern would do the shipping for Global Partners............ READ WHOLE ARTICLE: Concern over rail transport of ethanol prompts Revere ballot question - The Boston Globe

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