Engineer Sheds New Light On Boston Molasses Disaster | Boston Herald

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In January 1919, a giant storage tank in the city’s North End ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses pouring down city streets, killing 21 people. Ronald Mayville, a senior structural and metallurgical engineer with Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham, has researched the disaster for years in his spare time. He tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1wZdmKQ ) the walls of the tank were at least 50 percent too thin and the type of steel used was brittle because it contained a low amount of the chemical element manganese, making it more likely to crack. His research was featured in the September edition of Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine. ___
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22 regarding the property, and according to Ingalls, referenced a local law which stated that a building permit was not needed for construction of “one-story detached structures” that could be used for storage purposes. “With this new information, Mr. Rusby did not believe that an update to the codes regarding garden sheds was necessary,” Ingalls read. “This is to advise the board that the village planning board agrees with Mr. Rusby that a change with codes on the subject is not necessary at this time.
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Recent Buellton Brew Fest will be bigger and better than ever in 2015, according to the presenting organization, the Buellton Chamber of Commerce. A Recent After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 Recent 2015-01-15T18:58:00Z 2015-01-15T19:47:04Z Sportswire Santa Maria Times 2 hours ago (0) Comments SY baseball fundraiser The CIF champion Santa Ynez baseball team will be holding a Pirate Baseball Kickoff dinner on Thursday, Jan. 22. The dinner will be at the Terravant Winery in Buellton.
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