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Richmond lawsuit over 2012 Chevron fire nears trial as judge narrows case

Almost five years after Richmond filed a lawsuit against Chevron for damages in response to the massive 2012 fire at the oil company’s local refinery, the case is finally moving forward to the trial phase.
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City officials press ahead with lawsuit following 2012 Chevron refinery fire

Two years after a series of explosions and fires tore through Chevron’s Richmond refinery, city officials are pressing ahead with their lawsuit against the oil giant.

Health experts find minimal long-term effects from refinery fire

Richmond resident Sylvia Gray-White is one of many residents worried about health concerns following last year's Chevron refinery fire, though health experts are unclear about any lasting effects.

Chevron fire investigators: Overhaul needed to prevent future incidents

Despite all the eyes on the Richmond Chevron refinery before last August’s fire, the plant’s corroded crude pipe still went unnoticed, federal and state officials said Friday. Federal and state investigators have determined Chevron disregarded...
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City Council swings into election season

At its first public meeting since the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery fire and a Measure N—referred to as the “soda tax”—lawsuit filed against the city, Tuesday night’s hotly anticipated City Council meeting painted for the...

Residents skeptical of refinery investigations

There are five separate investigations into the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery fire, but if Monday’s meeting was any indication, many Richmond residents doubt even that will be enough.

Particulates below state standard after refinery fire, testing proved difficult

Results from a Bay Area Air Quality Management District analysis of particulate matter in the air over Richmond following the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery fire show slightly elevated levels of elemental carbon, which is common...