Local air regulators have issued four notices of violation against Chevron for malfunctions at its Richmond refinery that sent toxic gas into the air last December, moments before residents on the other side of San Francisco Bay complained of a sulfurlike odor.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District says it has completed its investigation into the mysterious smell in San Francisco and Richmond on Dec. 28, 2016.
The district says malfunctions at the refinery led to releases that caused a rotten egg odor to waft into the two cities, prompting dozens of complaints to dispatchers.
The agency issued the violations to the refinery on Tuesday. Two of the penalties are for releasing too much hydrogen sulfide and two are for public nuisance.