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C1 was called to respond to a release of hot sauce from two tanker cars in a rail-yard in Missouri.

The pepper sauce in these two cars begun fermentation, which resulted in the build-up of pressure and caused the material to be released from pressure valves on top of the cars. One of the tanker cars released material covering an area 30 feet by 100 feet and approximately 4 inches deep. The release from the second car was limited to the top of that car.

To relieve the pressure in these tank cars and prevent additional release of pepper sauce, we removed approximately 800 gallons from each tank car via their bottom outlet valves and three-inch cam locks using a vacuum truck.  This material was off-loaded onto roll-off containers and solidified with oil dry.  The product released to the ground and the impacted railroad ballast was removed with shovels and a truck-mounted Guzzler.

This material was placed into a temporary berm where it was solidified and then placed in roll-off containers.

Approximately 14 tons of solidified material and ballast was properly disposed as a result of this release.

 

123Clean up of hot sauce release from two tanker cars
in a rail-yard in Missouri.
Pepper sauce in  two cars begun fermentation. Pressure build-up caused the material to be released. One of the tanker cars released material covering an area 30 feet by 100 feet and approximately 4 inches deep.Material was placed into a temporary berm where it was solidified. 14 tons of solidified material and ballast was properly disposed.

 

 

 

 

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