September 05, 2003

Chron Says Chevron Alarm Caused By Fire, Not Quake

According to the SF Chronicle, last night's Level 3 Alarm from Chevron was caused by a "small fire," not by the 4.1 earthquake that shook the Bay Area. While I can't personally confirm that and haven't called Chevron, I was walking around the Miller Knox at that time and saw the smoke (I didn't feel a thing, maybe because I was walking with a fast, bouncy gait).

It does leave me wondering how well Chevron or General Chemical are prepared to handle multiple emergencies. And for that matter, how about the rest of us? (And for that matter, what are we supposed to do if a Level 3 alarm sounds while we're out gamboling with our families or getting a daily constitutional? Stuff leaves in our nostrils and hide behind a tree?)

Posted by kgs at September 5, 2003 08:47 AM | TrackBack

My partner and I have lived in Point Richmond just over a year. We are wondering what the procedure is when the Chevron sirens are sounded? We close all windows and doors, of course--but how are we to know when the emergency is over--and an 'all clear' has been declared? This is of great concern to us since we live at the top of Tewksbury Hill just across the way from Chevron.

Posted by: Patrick O'Higgins at September 8, 2003 11:18 AM
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