Chevron: Devastating Fire in California Refinery

More than 5,000 residents have filed a class-action suit against Chevron following an August 2012 fire at the company’s Richmond, California refinery. The incident sent over 15,000 people to local hospitals. The plaintiffs claim the company ignored recommendations and warnings from its inspectors placing the lives of its employees and the surrounding communities at risk. [1]


[1] Robert Rogers (2013): “Richmond. Thousands more sue Chevron over refinery fire”, Contra Costa Times, 13 August, accessed 23.09.2013

Case location
Richmond, CA, USA
United States of America

Affected topics
  • Environmental and Climate protection
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies

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