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Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

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Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

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Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

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Residents of cities such as Commerce in Southern California are more concerned than ever about the amount of diesel fumes and toxic dust that surround them.

A recent report from California air regulators says the people who live in close proximity to active rail yards are at greater cancer risk.

Sarah Varney of member station KQED reports from Los Angeles.

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