Richmond meeting Wednesday re: Chevron Fire

Press release:



New Labor and Community Collaborative hosts first public meeting in the wake of the August 6, 2012 Toxic Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire.


August 6, toxic fire nearly killed 20 workers and sent 15,000 to local hospitals.


“What Happened at Chevron on August 6, 2012


Wednesday, February 27, meeting in the Richmond Community to take place in the Richmond community at St. Mark’s Catholic Church Gym 159 Harbour Way, Richmond, California, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


The Collaborative is made up of United Steel Workers Local 5, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Blue Green Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, Labor Occupational Health Program UC Berkeley and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


The meeting will be a community dialogue to discuss the findings of the Cal-OSHA Safety Violations and the US Chemical Safety Board Metallurgical Report. The following items will be discussed.


  • Emergency Response: Conditions to avoid disaster and unnecessary risks, right of workers to shut down unsafe operations.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Investing in refinery safety.
  • Incident Response: air monitoring, warning, and health care systems inadequacies.
  • Inherently Safer Technology: avoiding unnecessary hazards by design
  • Public Refinery Safety Audits: Because what we don’t know can hurt us.


There will be a Call to Action for attendees to participate in several upcoming actions.


This meeting will include simultaneous translation in Spanish, Lao, Khmu, and Mien.


For more information please contact: Andres Soto 510.2825363 or Andres@cbecal.org

Robert Rogers