Sep 29, 2014
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About 430 community members, workers and their families were treated to a tour of the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Saturday, the company said Monday.

Community Tour Day was meant to provide community members and other interested parties a chance to visit the 2,900-acre refinery and get an up-close view of Chevron’s operations.

Residents learned more about the company’s air monitoring and safety inspection programs and also how the fuel cleansing additive Techron was developed in Richmond.

After the tour visitors got to grub on free barbecue food at Up and Under Pub in Point Richmond.

Chevron Richmond officials say the tour is meant to foster transparency and an open dialogue with the Richmond community.


Chevron Richmond Refinery General Manager Kory Judd greeted buses filled with visitors on Community Tour Day.

Chevron Richmond Refinery General Manager Kory Judd greeted buses full of visitors on Community Tour Day.





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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.