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Tag Archive | "ethanol"

The Hazmat and Fire Response to Ethanol in Hypothetical Rail Disaster Near Arlington Heights Municipal Campus

A train derailment and railcar fire on a rural railroad, such as the accident that occurred on Union Pacific railroad tracks near Graettinger, Iowa at 1:00 a.m. this morning, is relatively risk free compared to a similar disaster where buildings and ignition sources are near the railroad tracks. There is much greater risk of ignition, […]

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Train with Ethanol Tanker Cars Derails and Burns Near Tiskilwa, Illinois

Video at Night: Explosions shook the north-central Ill. village of Tiskilwa Friday when a freight train loaded with highly flammable ethanol crashed and ignited, sending bright orange flames jetting skyward and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. The north central Illinois town of Tiskilwa was evacuated after a Rock Island line freight train carrying […]

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Corn Planting Delayed in Illinois and Midwest

Corn planting has been delayed in Illinois and much of the Midwest because of a week of rainy weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that Illinois farmers have planted 10 percent of of their anticipated 12.8 million-acre crop. Corn planting is only 1 percent more than a week, ago. Normally about 27 percent […]

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Protracted High Food Prices Warning at USDA Outlook

A warning that the world faces a protracted period of extreme food prices at the 2011 USDA Outlook Forum in Washington is likely to raise global concerns about rising inflation and the potential for destabilizing food riots in developing countries. Joseph Glauber, USDA chief economist, told the audience at the 2011 USDA Outlook Forum in […]

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