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Chevron / Castro Cove Contamination
- LOCATION: Castro Cove, near Richmond, Contra Costa County
- DATE: Chronic releases in the past.
- INCIDENT SUMMARY: Intertidal and sub-tidal mudflats are contaminated with oil and mercury from historical discharges of wastewater and stormwater runoff from the Chevron Refinery into the adjacent marsh and cove.
- RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Chevron
- NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- RESOURCES IMPACTED: Intertidal and subtidal mudflat and associated biota (invertebrates, shorebirds, fish).
- SETTLEMENT DETAILS: The Trustees settled the NRDA portion of the case for $2.85 million to fund marsh restoration projects in the northern portion of San Francisco Bay.
- STATUS OF RESTORATION: Projects in planning and in implementation.
- Final Restoration Plan / Environmental Assessment (PDF)
- Castro Cove News Release - September 2010 (PDF)
- Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Draft Restoration Plan / Environmental Assessment - November 2008 (PDF)
- Breuner Birth Announcement (PDF)
- The administrative record may be reviewed in the Richmond Library, Main Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, Ca 94804, and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office at 501 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Ca 90802, or by contacting Ms. Trina Heard at 562-980-4070.
Page Last Updated: November 4, 2014