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Flames seen billowing from a stack during a prior incident at the Tesoro Refinery. (CBS)

Power Outage Causes Flaring At Tesoro Refinery; Black Smoke Reported

A power outage caused flaring early Friday afternoon at the Tesoro Refinery in Contra Costa County. No shelter in place was ordered, but there are concerns over the black, smoke emissions for those with respiratory problems.

11/15/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

More Than 9,000 Sought Treatment After Richmond Chevron Refinery Fire

More than 9,000 people sought treatment at local hospitals for health problems stemming from the massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond last week, according to a county health official.

08/14/2012

Workers monitor the leak of a crude oil pipeline in Concord, November 8, 2011. (CBS)

Concord Crude Oil Pipeline Repairs Likely To Cause More Odors

Air readings show the leak from the 16-inch pipeline does not pose a significant health threat but is releasing a sulfurous odor. However, when the repair process begins, the odor may intensify.

11/08/2011

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