Knowing What To Do In Ethanol Emergencies
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) When you're the first person on the scene during an emergency, it's important to know exactly what you're working with.
Ethanol produced here in Southern Idaho is often shipped where it's needed by rail. The fuel is also transported nation wide by truck and barge, as well. If there's an ethanol spill, emergency workers need to know what grade of ethanol they're dealing with.
Taryn Morgan, Communications Specialist with the Renewable Fuels Association, says, "The placard identification number so that you know what blend of ethanol you're dealing with, whether it's a blend of E-10 up to a denatured ethanol blend of E-95, which the situation really is different depending on what kind foams you need, and the different kind of equipment and amount of foams that you need."
Morgan says last year, ethanol plants in the US produced almost 14 billion gallons of the fuel additive. She says today's free seminar was sponsored by the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition.
Aug. 7, 2012.