BNSF spilling raw plastic pellets everywhere
Author: Another fine mess
Date: 06-01-2024 - 22:20

Raw plastic pellets (called "nurdles") are leaking from BNSF trains and getting into the ocean and lagoons. Sounds like leaking hopper cars might be the culprit. Maybe they could try different hoppers, like the type used to ship flour?

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Environmental groups say a frightening amount of the pellets ...are turning up on San Diego County beaches and in its lagoons, part of the rising tide of worldwide plastic pollution.

Nurdles are tiny, petroleum-based lumps about the size and shape of a lentil. Companies produce mass quantities of them and send them to manufacturers in trucks, shipping containers and railroad freight cars.

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https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2024-06-01/the-trouble-with-nurdles-the-plastic-pollution-you-may-not-know-about



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