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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tesoro Refinery Spews Black Smoke

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:45 PM

click to enlarge Smoke ... and fire - KGO RADIO

A power outage apparently forced workers in the Tesoro refinery on the outskirts of Martinez to burn off excessive amounts of material, leading to an ongoing plume of black smoke blanketing the area.

Those who'd rather not inhale said smoke are advised to stay indoors.

The PG&E  power outage that triggered today's burnoff a shade after 4 p.m. also left some 17,000 area residents in the dark.

The smoke cloud is expected to drift toward Bay Point. The burnoff is expected to continue for a few more hours.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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