First Cherry Point Customer Commits to Sealant on Coal Trains
Peabody Energy intends to treat all coal that it exports through Cherry Point with sealant, which is consistent with the railroads’ requirements. Peabody already has this technology in place, and uses it safely and effectively. The process is simple; each car is loaded using a low-profile shaping technique, and then sprayed with a sealant, a water-based product that has the same key ingredients found in white school glue. The sealant forms a crust over the coal, essentially creating a veneer cover. The practices will create a “belt and suspenders” approach, to eliminate potential concerns about dust in the state or in Whatcom County from Peabody’s coal shipments. Watch the video to see how it works!