Coal Train Dust Worries Richmond Residents

KQED Science

Trains heaped with coal pass through Richmond every week on their way to the city’s port. In Parchester Village, a largely black and Latino neighborhood in northwestern Richmond, residents say coal dust blows off the open mounds, covering the grass and coating their screen doors. . . Three years ago, San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Levin-Richmond Shipping Terminal over its handling of the petroleum by-product petcoke.