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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Hazardous Materials Commission


Mission

  • To protect and promote the health, safety, and well-being of Contra Costa residents as they are affected by hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
  • To provide and promote a forum for building consensus on environmental issues affecting Contra Costa residents related to hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
  • To provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Board's respective Committees and Commissions regarding policies concerning the storage, use, and management of hazardous materials and hazardous waste as they affect health, safety, and the environment, including land-use planning and economic effects.

History

The Hazardous Materials Commission was established in 1983 by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Its charge is to develop overall policy recommendations for hazardous materials and wastes and advise the Board, local elected officials, and county and city staff.

Meetings


All meetings are open to the public. For information please call Michael Kent, at 925-313-6587.

Recent Reports


Presentations Made at the Dec. 4, 2008 Forum
on Addressing the Cumulative Impacts of Pollution


Committees

  • The Operations Committee oversees the Commission's organizational business, provides guidance to county department programs and management, and addresses public education and communication issues.
  • The Planning and Policy Development Committee provides technical assistance on the update of the land use ordinance and other long-term policy and planning issues.

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