December 10, 2023

The day earlier than the native highschool’s homecoming parade final week, the Martinez Refining Firm posted on Fb wishing college students a cheerful homecoming.

However simply 24 hours later, the refinery fairly actually solid a black cloud over the occasion.

At 11 a.m. on Friday, October 6, an ominous plume of black mud bellowed up from the Martinez Refining Firm and floated into town’s downtown.