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Chevron Rage-Richmond Community Demands Justice & Some Want Public Control Of Chevron
Hundreds of Richmond, California residents and workers spoke out on August 14, 2012 against the continued contamination and health dangers after a major fire at the largest refinery in Northern California. Some called for the criminal prosecution of Chevron bosses and also for nationalization of the energy industry.
Chevron Rage-Richmond Community Demands Justice & Some Want Public Control Of Chevron And Criminal Prosecution
The day after a major fire at the Richmond, California Chevron refinery hundreds
of residents and working people attended a meeting about the fire, the causes
of the fire and the health affects on the community and workers. The meeting
took place on August 14, 2012. Angry residents protested the continued toxic
releases and dangerous contamination of the workers and community which has
led to asthma and cancers among many of the residents. Some people also called
for the nationalization of the refinery and the energy industry in order to protect
health and safety of the workers and community as well as to reduce the use of oil
and other toxic energy sources.
One of the issues also addressed was the use of over 1200 workers by contractors
from outside the state to make repairs in the plant and the potential dangers from
outsourcing the repair work in the refinery.
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Picket signs from the rally against the actions of Chevron management
One resident donned a protection suit and mask to show the dangers of those living in Richmond and also called for nationalization of the refinery
Richmond resident Eduardo Martinez held up a poster showing what Chevron is doing globally
A supporter of Occupy called for the public control of energy and Chevron for the development of alternative energy sources
Many residents reported on their serious health problems and the lack of concern by Chevron about the deadly contamination coming from the refinery that is bringing asthma and cancers