Pulse poll

Question of the week: Should cities oppose Valero’s crude-by-rail plan?

By From page A11 | July 23, 2014

Valero is planning to ship crude oil by rail through Solano County to its refinery in Benicia, bringing the possibility – although remote – of an accident.

Should local officials resist the plan? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results

Should the state enforce mandatory water restrictions with fines?

Yes: 43 percent

No: 57 percent

65 Daily Republic voters


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  • mikeJuly 22, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    When was the last train wreck in solano county. But we did have rotting pipe filled with Travis afb aviation fuel burst and pollute the marsh.130,000 gal before it was contained ?

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 22, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    I believe a train car carrying white phosphorus (sp?) derailed in the Cordelia area maybe 10 years ago. Problematic as I recall.

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  • B. ThiemerJuly 22, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Actually, it was March 19, 1969. search this site for White Phosphorous, and you will find the article.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 22, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Wow! 1969. That's hard to believe. Time flies when you're having fun!

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  • TonyJuly 23, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    There was a freight train wreck behind my home in Fairfield in the early 80's caused by a faulty wheel on one of the cars.

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