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Chevron Pipeline Spill; Long Wharf, Richmond, CA

Long Wharf, Richmond, CA | 2021-Feb-09

Initial Notification: At roughly 1500 hrs on 09-FEB-2021, there was a reported release of “intermediate bunker fuel” from a pipeline along the Richmond Long Wharf at the Chevron Refinery. The NRC report (No. 1297669) indicated an estimated release rate of 5 gallons/minute. USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to request trajectory support while Sector pollution response personnel are en route and a USCG overflight is being requested. In the meantime, local news helicopter video footage at roughly 1700 hrs appeared to show no active release, but did show light winds and oil & sheen close to shore just south of the wharf.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 55.57′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 24.23′ West