Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Failing to Repair Leaking Pipe Connectors (Richmond, CA)
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District fined Chevron $242,500 for failing to repair leaking petrochemical pipe connectors in a timely manner at its Richmond, California refinery. According to BAAQMD inspectors, the Chevron plant had 241 leaking connectors (out of 800,000 in total) during a three month period in 1998. Emissions from leaking connectors contribute to ground-level ozone formation, which can cause or exacerbate respiratory diseases.
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