Ongoing flaring at Richmond Chevron refinery prompts warning to nearby residents

Bay Area

Authorities are warning residents near Chevron’s refinery in Richmond that the facility is experiencing ongoing flaring Wednesday morning. 

Officials say the flaring is due to a power outage that impacted refinery process units. 

A crew is at the scene working to resolve the outage. 

Chevron officials say the warning is a “Level 1” which is said to be the lowest on the scale, indicating there will be no anticipated offsite environmental or public health impacts. 

Also in Richmond, a power outage has prompted the closure of Richmond High School due to a power outage, the West Contra Costa Unified School District announced shortly after 8 a.m. 

PG&E is also working to resolve that outage. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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