A false alarm was sent out Wednesday morning by Contra Costa Health Services warning Martinez residents that there was an emergency at the Shell refinery.
East Bay residents used a town hall meeting Tuesday to sound off at company executives over a massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night. Hundreds of residents sought medical treatment for respiratory problems, but experts concluded Tuesday it was “not a significant health concern.”
Crews have fully contained at a 3-alarm fire that followed an explosion at the Chevron refinery in Richmond Monday night. The fire caused shelter-in-place warnings for several East Bay communities, and a number of people checked in to local hospitals complaining of respiratory problems.
A fire at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo has been contained and a health advisory by the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Program has been lifted, an agency spokesman said.
Chevron Corp. faces additional taxes on its refinery in Richmond after an appeals board ruled that the refinery was worth more than the county’s assessment.
It wasn’t the water damage but the fact that there was a gasoline pipeline in the same area that had residents concerned.
Chevron has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for air quality violations over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for the air district.
Thirteen cities in Contra Costa County are suing the county over its $18 million tax refund to Chevron Corp.
Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.
Revelations that Osama bin Laden considered hijacking and blowing up U.S. oil tankers in order to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” came as no surprise to the Coast Guard in the Bay Area.