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A possible hazardous materials spill Friday in the water near the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA, ended up contained, Chevron officials said.

“The refinery has conducted a thorough check of its wharf operations and does not believe it is a source of the material. Chevron is working with the ship operator to consider other potential sources,” Chevron officials said in a statement.

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The spill was “quickly boomed by our emergency response team,” according to a statement from Chevron.

“This morning around 6:30 a.m., a soot-like material was identified in the water between a berthed ship and our long wharf,” Chevron officials said in a statement. “The material is contained and we are investigating the source.”

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Chevron officials did not say how much of the material spilled or what they think it is.

Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia first reported the spill of a “black solid substance” via Twitter at 9:20 a.m.

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