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 to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6, 2012 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California

    Washington, DC, August 11, 2012 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will pursue a full investigation to determine the causes of Monday’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, northeast of San Francisco, the agency announced today. A CSB team numbering seven investigators arrived in at the refinery on Wednesday … Continue reading CSB to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6, 2012 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California

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