Chevron Disaster Still Being Felt By Residents

Apr. 12, 2013 / By



RP Editors

On April 5 a public meeting called by State Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier took place at the Richmond Memorial Civic Center to review what caused the Chevron fire and explosion last August. Federal investigators who attended the review determined that neglect by Chevron led directly to the catastrophe. Investigators also testified that the regulatory system in place at the refinery at the time of the explosion was a problem. A reported 15,000 residents sought hospital treatment due to the incident.

For our Question of the Month, the Pulse asked residents who testified at the public meeting: Are you still worried about health issues arising from the Chevron fire? And are you happy with what you’ve heard today about what is being done to address safety and oversight issues at the refinery?

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