Sponsored by the Chelsea Collaborative
You are invited to an important community forum where we will discuss and inform residents of Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Revere and other affected communities about an egregious proposal to bring 280+ million gallons of high flammable ethanol through our community by rail.
The meeting will map out steps to stop the ethanol trains. It will take place on September 13, 2012 at 6pm at the Williams Community School, 180 Walnut Street Chelsea (please enter on the Arlington St. side).
As you may remember, Global Oil located in Revere, MA, proposes to bring freight trains carrying ethanol to its facility along the Chelsea River. Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid that burns at extremely high temperatures. Global is proposing to bring 187,200,000 - 280,800,000 gallons of ethanol through the communities of Fitchburg, Leominster, Ayer, Littleton, Acton, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Boston and Chelsea to their final destination in Revere.
A 2011 study commissioned by the state Department of Environmental Protection found ethanol is now the largest volume of hazardous material being transported by rail.
Alcohol-resistant foam is necessary to extinguish ethanol fires along with specially trained fire-fighters.
Just a few weeks ago, the public witnessed the derailment of a commuter rail train in Belmont, MA; and an accident where a car was crushed by a train in Medford, MA. An accident involving these proposed ethanol trains could decimate entire neighborhoods throughout the Commonwealth.
We need your help to stop the "bomb trains!"
Join us on September 13th at 6pm
Williams Community School