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Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

August 28, 2012 | 12:34 pm

Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

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Smoke briefly poured into the air at the Chevron refinery on Tuesday, recalling the Aug. 6 fire that damaged a crude oil facility and caused 18,000 Bay Area residents to file medical claims with the oil company. But a Chevron spokesperson said there was no cause for concern about Tuesday’s  flare, which lasted up to […]

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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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