Chevron Richmond Refinery Spill: As Crews Mop Up, Investigators Move In


Federal, state and local agencies are continuing to investigate a spill from a wharf at Chevron's Richmond refinery that spread for several miles across San Francisco Bay, prompted a health advisory for nearby residents and led to the closure of a local beach... San Francisco Baykeeper, which has long advocated for stronger environmental protections for the bay, says Chevron's initial efforts to control the spill were weak. "Chevron's initial response to contain the spill was pathetic," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the group's executive director. She said spills like Tuesday's "add life-threatening exposure to toxic pollutants" for nearby residents.