Climate change is playing a big role in the fight over a new housing project in Richmond area.
A developer just got the green light to build thousands of homes on the bay in South Richmond, near a known contaminated site.
But environmentalists say it’s the bay waters that are the problem.
As the seas rise, the contaminants could leach out of the tainted soil and create a hazard for everyone who lives there.
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Cheryl Hurd reports on both sides of this issue in the video above.