Chevron’s Largest California Refinery ‘Immediate-Extreme-Health-Hazard’ Fire Emergency – Update: REFINERY HYDROCRACKER EXPLODED, REFINERY SHUTDOWN, CAN PROCESS 244,000 BBL/DAY

Chevron’s Largest California Refinery “Immediate-Extreme-Health-Hazard” Fire Emergency (ZeroHedge, Aug 6, 2012):

UPDATE: *CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY HYDROCRACKER EXPLODED: KPIX-TV, REFINERY SHUTDOWN, CAN PROCESS 244,000 BBL/DAY

Chevron’s Richmond refinery, the largest refinery in California, is under a Level 3 Hazardous Material extreme immediate warning with local authorities advising local citizens to “to shelter in place, go inside, close all windows and doors, turn off all heaters, air conditioners and fans. If not using the fireplace, close fireplace dampers and vents, and cover cracks around doors and windows with tape or damped towels.” As KTVU2 comments, it appears massive and out of control currently. Live KRON4 stream embedded.

  • *2 DISTINCT PLUMES OF SMOKES OBSERVED EMITTING FROM CVX REFINERY
  • *CHEVRON SPOKESWOMAN SAYS NOT SURE WHAT CAUSE OF FIRE IS :CVX US
  • *CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY HAS EVACUATION ON EMISSIONS: FILING

Live Stream from KRON4…

Broadcasting live with Ustream

and a broader perspective of the wind’s influence…

and across the bay…

 

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