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New Interactive Map: How Polluted Is Census Tract Where You Live or Work?

April 23, 2014 | 12:33 pm

New Interactive Map: How Polluted Is Census Tract Where You Live or Work?

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Now you can easily figure out the impact that pollution is having on your neighborhood or workplace.

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State: Overall Air Quality Improving Despite Our ‘Spare the Air’ Winter

January 24, 2014 | 1:35 pm

State: Overall Air Quality Improving Despite Our ‘Spare the Air’ Winter

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But regulators also report that 12 million Californians live in areas where air violates federal rules.

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Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

September 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

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Kendall Taggart, California Watch Tens of thousands of California schoolchildren ride aging school buses that emit harmful pollutants, an analysis of state data shows. Unlike many states, California does not require bus owners to take buses off the road after a set number of years. As a result, California has some of the oldest buses […]

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Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

September 14, 2012 | 10:53 am

Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

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By Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Six air monitoring stations that Chevron agreed to install at its Richmond refinery in 2010 were not put in place, which might have slowed warnings about the danger of pollutants released during the refinery‚Äôs disastrous August fire, city officials and air quality regulators say. The company pledged to install […]

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New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

August 21, 2012 | 10:13 am

New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

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It could have been worse. That’s what the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is saying about the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery blaze in Richmond, which sent thousands to the hospital complaining of flame-related ailments. As reported by ABC 7, the chairman of the safety board toured the fire site Monday and noted that […]

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August 10, 2012 | 3:50 pm

3,500 Seeking Compensation from Chevron After Fire

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Update 4:17 p.m.: KQED’s Aarti Shahani Tweeted updates this afternoon from the community center where Chevron was offering help to local residents wishing to file claims stemming from Monday’s refinery fire. You can find her Tweets here. Original post: “Near bedlam.” That’s how Doug Sovern of KCBS described the scene this morning at the Nevin […]

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Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

August 7, 2012 | 4:16 pm

Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

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If you live next to an oil refinery, are you just out of luck? Last night’s fire at the Chevron plant showed that having a belching stack of chemical processing equipment as your neighbor ranges from inconvenient to downright hazardous. Hundreds of Richmond residents sought treatment for breathing difficulties, some BART service was suspended and […]

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