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Bay Area residents resist crude-by-rail as accidents rise

oil tank train

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Tank cars on the tracks in Pittsburg.

The city of Pittsburg, 20 miles east of Oakland, is considering a new oil terminal that would supply crude to Bay Area refineries. It would bring in oil via ship, pipeline and railroad.

But there have been a number of recent accidents around the United States involving rail shipments of crude oil — and some locals are concerned about the safety of the project.

For the California Report, Molly Samuel has the story


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