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Corrosion

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: New Bay Bridge Is Rusting In Critical Areas

A newspaper reported Sunday that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.

04/13/2014

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery Fire

Corrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.

04/12/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Pipes At Chevron Refinery In Richmond Showed Major Corrosion

Federal investigators continue to look into what caused last month’s fire at the Richmond refinery.

09/12/2012

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond Fire

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Refinery Probe Focuses On Corrosion In Old Pipe

Federal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire in Northern California are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year.

08/11/2012

Coit Tower

Preservationists Say Coit Tower Concessions Violate Spirit Of Prop B

A concession lease up for approval Thursday that allows for private parties at Coit Tower once a month violates the spirit of a non-binding measure recently approved by voters urging the city to limit commercial activity at the popular landmark, preservationists said.

06/21/2012

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