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Thousands file claims after Chevron refinery fire

AP -- RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- Several thousand Richmond residents have filed legal claims against Chevron Corp., seeking compensation for a refinery fire that fouled the region's air for hours and sent more than 4,000 people to seek medical care for breathing problems and irritated eyes.

Hundreds of residents showed up at a makeshift claim center in Richmond on Friday, and many more submitted claims throughout the week by calling a special hotline Chevron established after Monday's explosion and fire. The company said a total of about 3,800 people had submitted claims through Friday afternoon.

Most of the claims appear to be asking for modest amounts, reflecting the fact that there have been no reports of serious injury and nearly all seeking medical care were treated and released after a f


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PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 9:29:00 PM

Seems like alot of people are after easy money these days.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 2:59:53 PM

The new American Way. Forget hard work, just sue somebody.
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Mark8601
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:19:14 PM

This is why refiners have to close the shop. Or spend millions to "move" to a new location. Hope they have lots of insurance.
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 4:59:44 PM

Show me the $$$$$$$$$ !
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 4:32:32 PM

How many went to a Doctor first? From what I've heard so far not any.

Greedy bastards. This is just one more reason why I'd never live in California.

[Edited by: HorizonChaser at 8/11/2012 5:33:29 PM EST]
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:22:20 PM

Greed rules the day again.
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:06:49 PM

Lawyers were knocking on doors is the affected neighborhoods.
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:28:15 PM

Sue anything and everything and for whatever reason to claim a few bucks?!
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Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:11:07 PM

This will definitely cost all of us @ the pumps.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:41:27 AM

it will only effect gas prices and chevron will get it all back in the price of gas!!
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leraar2
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:40:51 AM

responsibility before and after.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:28:19 AM

pay up Chevron
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Badmoon
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:51:45 AM

If no one gets sick it's just reimbursement for temporary housing and some misc expenses relating to that.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:47:13 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:31:01 AM

Only 3,800 claims? I was thinking it would be closer to 37 million.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:26:10 AM

It is better than food stamps.
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Rehorsehay
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:21:19 AM

Paying at the pump!
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F81M
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:59:47 AM

Lawyers = greed. Looks like they've done this before. Imagine that!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:58:45 AM

as they should...............
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:56:51 AM

k
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Barracuda
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:56:43 AM

Ripping off Chevron, not good - Chevron and others making us pay at the pump for that fire even worse.
That refinery is up in the middle of the state, why are we paying the price hundreds of miles away.
Don't buy the hype, shop for your gas, Oh and if your that rich that you won't shop gas prices send some
Big $$$$$$ my way.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:55:26 AM

Now we know the reason why lawyers are so "green." They were just waiting for one to blow so that they can swoop in and offer the surrounding people their services.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:53:18 AM

Typical Big Oil...........
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:52:15 AM

good for the lawyers
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:52:05 AM

No surprise hear.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:52:00 AM

Fun
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:50:51 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:50:21 AM

Excellent point hooter.

But people do all these things without thinking and then cry later on.

Towns and cities allow the developers to do as they please so this is what we get. Lawyers love this.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:49:57 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:49:47 AM

One has to wonder how many of these people are just trying to rip off Chevron.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:49:39 AM

AGREE 100% WITH TWS658
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:49:37 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:48:09 AM

And their lawyers will see most of the money!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:47:44 AM

Makes you wonder if they were bypassing safety rules.????
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:47:27 AM

this is for the lawyers
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:47:12 AM

The refinery was there before the homes were built. If you don't like airplanes, don't move next to an airport. If you don't like refineries and their associated smells, don't move next to one.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:46:51 AM

Unfortunately, only the lawyers will win.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:46:26 AM

Of course!!!!! We didn't see this one coming.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:46:14 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:46:07 AM

Good Luck
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:45:37 AM

Operational short cuts in maintenance and safety always lead to problems and so called 'accidents'. No matter the result, the consumer ultimately pays the bill.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:45:27 AM

give the some gas coupons
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:44:38 AM

That must have been gross
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TWS658
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:44:29 AM

I can understand a claim for the cost of medical care and nothing more.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:44:14 AM

Ouch
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:40:53 AM

This accident won't produce nearly the number of claims as the Gulf oil spill.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:40:20 AM

The Won is rubbing his hands together: he can shake down the trial lawyers, the biggest beneficiary of this racket.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:40:13 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:39:56 AM

good old california
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:39:41 AM

And who will end up paying for this? The consumer.
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