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Chevron Fire in Richmond Sends Hundreds to Hospitals

Started by Indy Media, April 14, 2013, 07:41:09 pm

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Chevron Fire in Richmond Sends Hundreds to Hospitals

Richmond, California residents have long battled with the massive oil company Chevron which maintains a large refinery on the city's western edge. On August 6th, a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond send huge plumes of smoke and toxic chemicals into the air and hundreds of residents to local hospitals. The next day, Urban Tilth held a press conference and protest at the Richmond Civic Center to hold Chevron accountable for the release of dangerous contaminants into the air, as well as the potential loss of thousands of pounds of food. Later the same evening, Chevron itself held what it billed as a community town hall. Hundreds of residents showed up to protest. Produce that was likely ruined due the fire was dumped on the stage where Chevron representatives sat.

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