Boston Molasses Disaster

January 15, 2009 · 1 comment

Today is the 90th anniversary of the Boston Molasses Disaster, in which a large molasses tank burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets of the North End at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150.

Remember, food safety is not just about what you eat, but how it’s stored.

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admin January 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

My friend Todd Robbins had this to say about the incident:

As I understand it, newspaper reporters snickered when an eye witness to
the accident said, “It all happened so quickly.”

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