Quick Read: What Are Richmond Residents Breathing?

As part of a 2010 agreement, Chevron agreed to install additional air monitors in Richmond, but the plan stalled. Last summer’s refinery fire put the plan back in motion.


On August 6th, a fire broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, hobbling refinery operations, contributing to a statewide spike in gas prices, and sending 15 thousand people to nearby hospitals, complaining of headaches, dizziness and other ailments.

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