Chevron Pays $2.85M As Part Of Calif. Cove Cleanup

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 7:04 PM EST) -- Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle claims arising from the release of mercury, lead and other hazardous substances into a cove adjacent to its Richmond, Calif., petroleum refinery.

According to a complaint and accompanying consent decree filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were released into the south side of Castro Cove — located within San Pablo Bay just north of Oakland and Berkeley — through the historical discharge of wastewater....
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