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Agencies investigate yet another spill at the Phillip 66’s Rodeo marina

By Ted Goldberg (The California Report, KQED)                      Sept. 5, 2017

 

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Monday’s accident is evidence that 66 has not improved its operations since the last year’s oil spill.  The 2016 spill was the impetus of over 1,000 befouled air complaints in Vallejo.  Over 100 people sought medical treatment.

As per Baykeepers Choksi-Chugh in an interview Tuesday:   “This spill is definitely another black mark for Phillips 66 in their proposal to expand.”

Read the full story here:  https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/09/05/agencies-investigate-another-oil-spill-at-phillips-66-east-bay-refinery/

Update: “P66 Rodeo Marina Infrastructure breakdown:  Corroded pipes cited as cause for recent crude oil spill”

By Ted Goldberg, KQED                                                                                        Sept. 8, 2017

“A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills,” according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.

If the P66 Marine terminal expansion is approved, accidents like this will be the new normal.

Read the updated story here:  https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/09/08/pipeline-corrosion-caused-small-phillips-66-oil-spill-prompting-big-concern/