Chevron Refinery-Castro Cove

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San Francisco Bay



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Migratory Birds

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Case Description

Chevron USA, Inc. (Chevron) owns and operates a petroleum refinery in Richmond, California which, prior to 1987, discharged wastewater directly into Castro Cove, a small embayment within San Pablo Bay. Although the wastewater discharge was relocated outside of Castro Cove in 1987, some of the sediments inside the Cove retained elevated levels of contaminants, including mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In 2007 and 2008 Chevron undertook a major, on-site cleanup project, removing the most highly contaminated sediments within Castro Cove, in compliance with an order issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Credit: Fish and Wildlife Service

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Fact Sheet  


 Admin Record Index Administrative Record 11/21/2008


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 03/18/2010


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 06/01/2010

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Case Contact

San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife

Sacramento, CA | (916) 930-5603 |

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