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  •  If the refinery and its pollution disappeared... (4+ / 0-)
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    geomoo, cai, congenitalefty, peachcreek

    Richmond would become coveted real estate... Berkeley is just down the road, Marin County is across the bridge, and the city has lots of waterfront.  With available space for business, I could even see it becoming a hub for green technology.

    Pollution isn't free.

    by Frameshift on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 08:34:13 PM PDT

    •  No kidding... (1+ / 0-)
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      geomoo

      While a student at Berkeley, I lived right next door to Richmond in El Cerrito for a while. El Cerrito was OK. Going into Richmond, my eyes would water from the pollution.

      At the time I was there, Emeryville, just to the south, which had been an industrial wasteland, was being "redeveloped". I don't know how this turned out but I suspect coveted real estate there is a bit of an understatement.

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