Day 644

Buckeye pipeline

October 4th, 2013

Behind this fence next to a ShopRite grocery store runs the Bay Ridge Branch, an old rail line whose right-of-way carries not only the occasional freight train, but also, as hinted by the signs on the gate, the Buckeye pipeline that transports jet fuel, gasoline, and heating oil to JFK Airport. As you may recall, this pipeline was a target of a highly overblown (here's why) terrorist plot back in 2007.

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