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[GreenYes] Re: Railroad Ties


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Railroad Ties

Ties are a remarkably undesirable fuel because of the high levels of
toxins in them as preservatives.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3652/is_200202/ai_n9039015

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At 10:37 AM 7/2/2008 -0600, Justin Stockdale wrote:

>All,
>I am assisting a local "scenic" railroad as their line is being upgraded
>to support a new commuter line between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. While
>salvaging the old rail has brought an unexpected windfall to Santa Fe
>Southern, the local operator, handling the ties has proven to be a bit
>more of a challenge. Of course all salvageable ties will be consumed in
>a resale market. It is the close to 6,000 rotted and decayed ties that
>we are trying to keep out of the landfill. I suspect there may be a
>value to these materials in a facility approved to consume tires as a
>fuel source? Obviously has a significant environmental downside but
>might it be preferable to the landfill?
>Any thoughts are appreciated...
>Justin
>
>--
>PK
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