E M B A R G O N O T I C E REPORT EMBARGOED UNTIL 1 pm PDT on December 16, 2013
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigation of the August 6, 2012 hydrocarbon release that occurred at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA. The CSB’s regulatory report with recommendations was prepared for release at a 1:00 pm PDT news conference at the Hilton Garden Inn located at the:
Hilton Garden Inn 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, California, 94608 Conference Room: Placer Room 14
The CSB determined that nineteen Chevron employees were engulfed in a vapor cloud formed by the hydrocarbon release. Eighteen employees escaped before the fire started and one employee escaped without injury after the fire ensued. The incident resulted in six minor injuries. More than 15,000 residents in the surrounding area sought treatment at area medical facilities as a result of the release and fire.
We are providing this embargoed, advance copy of the CSB’s regulatory report so that you have adequate time to review and study the document prior to public release. The CSB staff investigative team prepared this report for release at a 1:00 pm PDT news conference By accepting this embargoed report, you agree to the following terms:
Not to duplicate, distribute, or publish any contents or characterizations of the report prior to the embargo time.
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