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Ethanol has replaced oil trains as hidden safety risk in N.J.


October 13, 2017 | | The volume of crude oil shipped by rail may have declined in recent months, but communities in New Jersey and other states face another hazard: ethanol.

The flammable biofuel is transported in trains that look virtually identical to the oil trains that have attracted so much attention, and controversy, in the country’s energy boom of the past decade.

But according to federal data, 1 million gallons more ethanol spilled from derailed trains than crude oil from 2005 to 2015.

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