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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Incident Response


At chemical spills, toxic releases and drug labs, we provide as needed:

  • 24-hour/7-day technical assistance
  • Identification of unknown substances
  • Health hazard information
  • Cleanup oversight
  • Community Warning System activation
  • Community Alert Network

Users may now search our database for incidents using various criteria.

Facilities are required to notify the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team when there is an incident. The County's Board of Supervisors have approved the Hazardous Materials Incident Notification Policy (PDF) detailing when and how this should be done. See also our Notification Flowchart (PDF) and our All-Clear Flowchart (PDF).

See also: Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery Fenceline Data real-time monitoring by the Shoreline Environmental Alliance.

Richmond Community Monitoring Program Fenceline Data.

To learn more about accidents being investigation in the United States, go to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board website.


Contact

incidentresponse@hsd.cccounty.us
or call 925-335-3200