Tag: Shell Martinez Refinery

DTSC considering Shell’s RCRA permit renewal

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering the Shell Martinez Refinery’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit renewal application that would delay closure of a hazardous waste management unit so Pond 7 could be used for non-hazardous wastewater treatment. The permit renewal application was submitted April 20, according […]

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Shell’s July incident released tons of gases

Shell’s July incident released tons of gases

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Last month’s incident at Shell Martinez Refinery caused the release of thousands of pounds of uncombusted gases, information provided by Contra Costa County Health Services said. The July 6 incident started when flare pilot lights were extinguished by the carryover of water from flare lines during an incident at 1:03 a.m. That’s […]

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‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

| July 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An incident described a “unit upset” emitted odors from the Shell Martinez Refinery about 2:30 a.m. Friday, causing the company to issue a Community Warning System Level 2 advisory to neighbors. That level is used in incidents that could cause such offsite impacts as eye, skin, nose or respiratory irritations could be […]

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Train derailment …

Train derailment …

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Operations remain normal at both Shell Martinez Refinery and the main railroad tracks through Martinez despite the derailment at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday of two tank cars on Union Pacific property parallel to Marina Vista Avenue along the Tracy Subdivision just outside the refinery, according to both refinery and Union Pacific Railroad spokespersons. The cars, which […]

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Michele Corey Succeeds Cathy Ivers As Shell Liaison Officer

Michele Corey Succeeds Cathy Ivers As Shell Liaison Officer

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Michele Corey, who has worked at the Shell Martinez Refinery since 2007, is its new community liaison officer. She succeeds Cathy Ivers, who retired in March. Ivers spent 15 years at the refinery developing and running the community outreach program. In its announcement, the refinery said Corey has been the refinery’s Shell […]

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Shell to repair railroad crossing on Marina Vista

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shell Martinez Refinery will be making mandatory repairs this month to the railroad crossing on Marina Vista Avenue, Ann Notarangelo, external relations manager, said. Work will start at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, and continue around the clock through Monday, April 30. During that time, only one lane will be open to motorists on Marina […]

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