Chemical Storage Units – Derailment at Port of Tampa

Derailment at Port of Tampa:

The Port of Tampa was closed for ethanol cleanup due to a train derailment. On June 25th, 2013 hazmat crews responded to a train that derailed at the Port of Tampa in the morning hours.  It was estimated that 4,500 gallons of ethanol spilled from the overturned train and cars that were involved in the derailment.  Officials stated that 14 plus cars were involved in the crash with 11 cars on their sides.  At the time of the incident it was raining and lightening which dampened cleanup efforts that include the use of foam.

When ethanol is shipped by rail, it is commonly more flammable than gasoline.

Experts have uncovered that ethanol breaks down in the environment, in a few weeks of the spill, so soil and groundwater may be limited to contamination. Police state that nobody was injured and the investigation is still ongoing.

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