Ethanol Transport information meeting

On March 9, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will host an informational meeting on Monday, March 11 at the Argenziano School regarding Ethanol Transport by Rail in Somerville.  All members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Argenziano School cafetorium, 290 Washington Street.  The meeting will include project background and general safety information related to transporting ethanol by train through the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville and Revere.



2 Responses to “Ethanol Transport information meeting”

  1. Ray Spitzer says:

    Damn, I was out of town. Did anyone go? Is it as bad as it sounds?

  2. j. connelly says:

    ‘Ray’ Yes it is. You would think after the serious chemical spill in the rail yards in Somerville in the 70’s, that shipping this highly volatile chemical through one of the most densely populated cities would not be allowed. Coming down the rail tracks right beside the proposed GLX tracks.

    Sitting in a vast wide open rail yard, as a possible target to some. Guilford Industries (B&M) should be mandated to have Somerville Fire/ Police details watching these tank cars while they are in the Somerville rail yards. They may tell you that the rail cars will not be stored but can you really believe them?

    Enough citizens & Fire/Police personnel were hurt in the 70’s incident and costly resources of city personnel & services were used for Tax Exempt B&M.

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