Chevron To Pay $2M To Calif. Town For Refinery Fire

Law360, Chicago (August 5, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Chevron USA Inc. agreed Monday to pay $2 million and plead no contest to resolve criminal misdemeanor charges alleging it violated California's labor and health codes with an explosion and contaminant release at its Richmond, Calif., refinery, an event that also sparked a lawsuit by the city last week.

Under its deal with the California Department of Justice and the Contra Costa County district attorney, Chevron also agreed to inspect all of its pipes that are subject to sulfidation corrosion — the alleged cause of the leak that...
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