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Chevron fined nearly $1M for Calif. refinery fire

January 30, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, smoke pours from a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery, seen behind Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013 in connection with a fire at the company’s San Francisco Bay area refinery last year that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas. Investigators found “willful violations” in Chevron Corp.’s response before, during and after the Aug. 6 fire in Richmond caused by an old, leaky pipe in one of the facility’s crude units. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday in connection with a fire last year at the company’s San Francisco Bay area refinery that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas.

Investigators found “willful violations” in Chevron Corp.’s response before, during and after the Aug. 6 fire in Richmond caused by an old, leaky pipe in one of the facility’s crude units, said Ellen Login to read more

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