Chevron Faces Suit Over Aug. 6 Refinery Fire In Calif.

Law360, New York (August 16, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Chevron Corp. was hit with a putative class action in California state court Wednesday seeking to hold it responsible for a refinery explosion at its Richmond, Calif., facility earlier this month that allegedly released hazardous chemicals into the atmosphere.

Eight residents who live near the facility filed the suit, arguing that the Aug. 6 accident could have been avoided if Chevron had heeded warning signs and taken measures to address safety issues. Chevron also endangered the surrounding community by continuing operations on the afternoon of the...
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