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#959570 --- 01/16/09 04:45 PM Biodiesel Freeze Closes Schools
newsman38 Offline
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Biodiesel fuel woes close Bloomington schools

All schools in the Bloomington School District will be closed today after state-required biodiesel fuel clogged in school buses Thursday morning and left dozens of students stranded in frigid weather, the district said late Thursday.

Rick Kaufman, the district's spokesman, said elements in the biodiesel fuel that turn into a gel-like substance at temperatures below 10 degrees clogged about a dozen district buses Thursday morning.

Some buses weren't able to operate at all and others experienced problems while picking up students, he said.

Minneapolis StarTribune | 1/16/09 | Lora Pabst - Staff Reporter

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#961783 --- 01/19/09 06:13 AM Re: Biodiesel Freeze Closes Schools [Re: newsman38]
LaughinWillow Offline
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Why on earth would schools in Minnesota be using only biodiesel buses? Anyone who uses biodiesel knows that a downfall of it is sensitivity to cold. And this is Minnesota, for heaven's sake. Didn't they bother to read a book before converting their buses? Sheesh.
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