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21 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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VMI opens 26th environmental symposium Tuesday

A highlight of the conference will be a panel discussion of the train derailment and oil spill that occurred one year ago in the James River in Lynchburg. The panelists will include Lynchburg Mayor Michael Gillett, officials with the Virginia departments of Environmental Quality and Emergency Management and a representative of the James River Association.

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MAR 30, 2015 - ABC News

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MAR 30, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Va. board OKs $361,000 fine against CSX for 2014 derailment

(AP) — A state board has approved a $361,000 fine against CSX Transportation for a 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled Bakken crude oil into the James River. CSX also agreed to complete restoration of the river bank in the area of the derailment and monitor the river for any long-term environmental impacts from the incident.

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MAR 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Breastfeeding advocates ask Lynchburg businesses for support

The "Breastfeeding Welcome" campaign, started by the Central Virginia Health District and Live Healthy Lynchburg, began on Valentine's Day. [...] dozens of women like Dr. Rachel Gagen have set out to visit every business in Lynchburg that serves mothers, anything from attorney's offices to restaurants. Armed with flyers and window stickers, advocates aim to educate businesses about the manifold benefits ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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2 plead guilty to embezzling from Lynchburg credit unions

The credit union's former manager, Linda Sue Newcomb of Madison Heights, previously pleaded guilty to embezzlement, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors say the overall loss was more than $10 million and contributed to the credit union's 2013 collapse.

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