Calif. (KCBS) -- A new scientific study
compares air quality, indoors and out, in Richmond and in
Bolinas, with Richmond coming out the loser.
Rachel Morello-Frosh, an environmental
scientist at U.C. Berkeley tested for 155 chemicals, finding
more than 100 of them present inside of homes in Richmond and 78
chemicals outdoors, which is far higher than in Bolinas, which
isn't home to an oil refinery.
”We were surprised to find levels as high
as they were,” said Morello-Frosh. “And to find levels as high
as they were in people’s homes. And also to find that a lot of
chemicals that are polluting outdoors are penetrating a lot of
people’s homes here in Richmond.”
Officials with the Chevron refinery in
Richmond say they're not planning a refinery expansion but a
rebuilding that will reduce air pollution. Many residents reject