How Chevron Richmond, California Refinery Fire Happened, As Shown In New CSB Video

If you live downwind of Chevron's Richmond refinery, you don't need to be reminded of what happened there last Aug. 6: A huge fire started in a crude-oil processing unit at the facility, sending an immense plume of thick black smoke over adjacent neighborhoods and much of western Contra Costa County.In what seems like a … Continue reading How Chevron Richmond, California Refinery Fire Happened, As Shown In New CSB Video

CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

Richmond, California, April 15, 2013—Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has … Continue reading CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

Large Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California – August 6, 2012

RICHMOND, Calif. -- Officials have told residents of two Northern California cities to shelter-in-place as a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond releases plumes of black smoke. The fire, first reported at 6:40 p.m. Monday, is burning in a process unit at the refinery, officials said. It is sending smoke over the cities of … Continue reading Large Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California – August 6, 2012