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This website chronicles the City of Alexandria's actions regarding the Norfolk Southern Corporation's Ethanol Transloading Facility, which began operation in April 2008. The facility is located at the former Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal in the City's West End.

Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol that has been produced from crops such as corn, wheat, and barley. Because it is domestically produced, it reduces our dependence on foreign fuel sources. Naturally high-octane ethanol contains more oxygen, so it burns cleaner than gasoline and reduces carbon monoxide emissions. Most gasoline-powered vehicles can run on a blend consisting of gasoline and up to 10% ethanol. More about ethanol >>  

Recent Activity

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Emergency Preparedness
Emergency plans, emergency preparedness guide, life and safety information, and other preparedness resources.
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Legal Proceedings
Information and documents chronicling legal actions taken by the City and Norfolk Southern regarding the ethanol transloading facility and its operations.
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Documents, News & Media
Documents, testimony, timelines, electronic and written correspondence, media coverage and other City materials related to the Norfolk Southern facility.
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Statement of the Mayor & City Council
On June 16, 2008, Mayor William D. Euille and the Alexandria City Council released a statement concerning the City's actions regarding the Norfolk Southern ethanol transloading facility.
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City Contacts 

William Skrabak
Office of Environmental Quality
703.746.4065  

Other Contacts 

Norfolk Southern
757.629.2713

Hon. Mark Warner
U.S. Senate
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
202.224.2023

Hon. Tim Kaine
U.S. Senate
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
202.224.4024

Hon. Don Beyer
U.S. House of Representatives
431 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202.225.4376

City Council
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4550