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Visible flaring at Chevron refinery in Richmond

This image shows the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 as it conducted flaring. (KGO-TV )

A nasty smell had some residents in the East Bay concerned Tuesday night.

The Chevron refinery in Richmond conducted flaring Tuesday night, releasing hydrogen sulfite. That gives off a smell similar to rotten eggs.

Chevron says the flaring is a safety measure to relieve pressure during the refining process. County crews determined there was no public safety hazard.

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