Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Details, Questions Emerge About Chevron Refinery Fire

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The Chevron refinery fire burns on August 6, 2012.
Alex Tafla/Flickr
The Chevron refinery fire burns on August 6, 2012.

On Monday, an explosion and fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery released plumes of smokes across Bay Area skies, closing BART stations and sending local residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems. The fire has now been contained, and there were no major injuries. We'll discuss the incident and the response.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Heather Kulp, public relations manager for Chevron in Richmond
  • Greg Karras, senior scientist with Communities for a Better Environment
  • David Baker, energy reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sandy Saeteurn, community organizer in Richmond with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network

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We want to hear from you, particularly Richmond residents: what is it like to live near -- or work at -- Northern California's largest oil refinery?

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