Chevron Refinery Blast | Richmond, CA | Aug 2012

One Day Fire And Massive Toxic Gas Release Is Attributed To Gross Negligence

Chevron Refinery blast 2012

The North Bay near San Francisco was the scene of an Aug 6 Chevron refinery explosion, followed by a day long fire that pumped sulfur dioxide and all kinds of other nasty stuff into the air. The fire was visible from 35 miles away. According to a lawsuit filed by residents in 2013, the explosion was caused by willful misconduct on the part of refiner management when they chose to continue operations following the discovery that a corroded 8 inch pipeline had begun to leak. Ooops.

Can this be the same Chevron with the happy magazine ads?

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