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Federal, state and local officials address Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and democratic  senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier on Aug. 6 Richmond Chevron refinery fire in a hearing on April 5 at Richmond City Hall focused on preventing future incidents. (Photo by: Sean Greene)

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...
Chemical Safety Board investigators inspect the damages caused by the August 6 fire at the Chevron refinery located in Richmond. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Chemical Safety Board)

Chevron failed to check pipes despite internal policies

Chevron failed to check pipes despite internal policies. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that sections of pipe that were measured following the August 6 fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery had thinned in thickness...