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This page contains references and links to all electronic communications among City staff, and between City staff, Norfolk Southern, and the community regarding the establishment and operation of the Ethanol Transloading Facility. The communications, furnished in response to requests made under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, cover the period from June 20, 2006 at 8 a.m. to May 29, 2008, at 5 p.m.

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FW: Norfolk Southern Corporation Ethanol Transloading Operation

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  • Subject: FW: Norfolk Southern Corporation Ethanol Transloading Operation
  • From: "RobKrupicka" <Rob Krupicka>
  • Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 09:36:58 -0400
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Can we reach out to Moran, Webb, Warner for help with this?  Putting this
kind of facility near residential neighborhoods is innapropriate.


-----Original Message-----
From: mindylyle [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:09 PM
To: 'WILLIAM EUILLE'; Del Pepper; 'Rob Krupicka'; 'Justin M. Wilson';
Paul Smedberg; Timothy Lovain
Cc:; 'J Bennett'; 'John Sullivan, Jr.';
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Subject: FW: Norfolk Southern Corporation Ethanol Transloading Operation
Importance: High

I am sure that you have seen the memo attached from the City Manager.  At
the May 5th Civic Association meeting Ingrid and I were asked by several
people about the tank cars sitting on the tracks.  These tank cars sit for
several days at a time.  Now knowing that they are full; and not empty as we
were led to believe; I have serious concerns about safety in this community.
Should we enlist the help of Congressman Moran and Senator Davis in an
effort to move this facility out of a residential neighborhood?  

We are supposed to be working to redevelop the West End.  Now we find that
we have yet another heavy industrial use, and a highly volatile one at that,
located at our back doors.  Why were we not informed when this began or
prior to the start of this transfer facility?  With this latest information,
I have serious doubts about the ability to redevelop the West End or the
commitment of the City to redevelop Eisenhower West.  I do realize that this
falls under Federal Guidelines; however, you won't see a transfer facility
in DC, Old Town, or Fairfax.  


Mindy Lyle
5235 Tancreti Lane
Alexandria, VA  22304
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Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:58 PM
Subject: Norfolk Southern Corporation Ethanol Transloading Operation
Importance: High

The following information is from City Manager Jim Hartmann regarding
Norfolk Southern Corporation's ethanol transloading operation at their Van
Dorn Intermodal Facility.

DATE:       MAY 15, 2008




In mid-April, the Norfolk Southern Corporation began operation of an
ethanol transloading terminal at their Van Dorn Intermodal Facility located
behind the Waste to Energy Plant. The site is used for transferring liquid
ethanol from rail cars into tanker trucks for final delivery to gasoline
tank farms in Springfield and in Fairfax City.

You have received this memo and attachments because of your neighborhood's
proximity to this site. We believe it would be beneficial for you to have
this important information. We have encouraged Norfolk Southern Corporation
to hold a community meeting on this issue in the near future, and you will
be notified of when the meeting is scheduled.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Chapman, Norfolk Southern
Corporation Public Relations Manger, at xxx-xxx-xxxx or

(See attached file: norfolksoutherntransloading.pdf)(See attached file:


Steven J. Mason, Sr.
Special Assistant to the City Manager

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