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August 9, 2012

Oil refinery fire: Plant had long history of environmental violations

  • 93 air regulation violations by Chevron refinery since 2007 source

» One of California’s top 10 emitters of toxic chemicals: The Richmond, Calif. Chevron plant where the massive fire took place is a bit of an environmental problem child even when it isn’t having massive fires that force people to stay inside their homes. The plant, which suffered that fire on Monday evening, is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the state, and the fire will singlehandedly make gas prices rise on the West Coast.

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7:49 // 2 years ago
August 6, 2012
"Go inside. Close all windows and doors," a phone message to residents near the Chevron plant in Richmond, Calif. said. The oil refinery fire has as of the moment not caused any injuries (all workers have been accounted for), but people are being asked to stay inside and turn off air conditioning and fans, and to cover cracks around doors to prevent any hazardous material from getting inside their homes. Pretty scary. (more here; photo by CatsMan2 on Flickr)

"Go inside. Close all windows and doors," a phone message to residents near the Chevron plant in Richmond, Calif. said. The oil refinery fire has as of the moment not caused any injuries (all workers have been accounted for), but people are being asked to stay inside and turn off air conditioning and fans, and to cover cracks around doors to prevent any hazardous material from getting inside their homes. Pretty scary. (more here; photo by CatsMan2 on Flickr)

23:03 // 2 years ago