boxcarcowboy 
Member since Feb 2, 2016


Stats

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

Friends

  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “Crude-By-Rail Projects Face Key Votes

Having worked 35 years as a railroad conductor on freight trains, I find it amusing to suddenly find the public 'up in arms' over the proposed transit of oil trains through the Bay Area. For a decade or more, 80 tank cars come in weekly full of volitile ethanol and are transported daily around the Bay to mix with gasoline and keep our CA air clean. Really dangerous cars of chlorine have been transported throughout the Bay Area for decades that are off-loaded safely to make bleach, swimming pool cleaners and added to our drinking water so we don't get biological diseases. There are five refineries producing all kinds of dangerous by-products of crude oil like liquid petroleum gas, anhydrous ammonia and all are transported throughout the Bay Area in hundreds of rail cars daily with rarely an incident. Suddenly heavy crude oil on a train is a problem? Ignorance is bliss, I guess.
Brian Lewis,
Richmond, CA

Posted by boxcarcowboy on 02/02/2016 at 12:34 AM

Readers' Favorites

Most Popular Stories


© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation