I-495 Closure Update




Rail traffic vs. residents around Del. City refinery
By Peter MacArthur

Updated Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 1:39pm

Roughly two hundred people turned out Wednesday night for a hearing on increased rail traffic at the Delaware City Refinery.

House Majority Leader Rep. Val Longhurst organized the meeting of residents, lawmakers and company and rail officials.

She spoke to WDEL's Delaware Morning News.

"A lot of issues came up about the horn blowing. By federal law, there has to be horns that blow when you go through an intersection and between 12 and 5 a.m. in the morning, a lot of people have problems with that. Also, we don't know how long a train will pass through an intersection. It's just raising awareness about what's coming in," says the Bear Democrat.

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Longhurst says the situation represents the balancing act between a company looking to expand its business and the right of residents not to have their quality of life jeopardized.



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