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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.

Land Use Permits for Development Projects Involving Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Materials Chapter


Contra Costa County's Industrial Safety Ordinance includes requirements for evaluating development projects that involve hazardous waste or hazardous materials (Article 84-63.2 of the County Ordinance Code). Development projects, as defined by the ordinance, that meet specified thresholds are required to perform a hazard score for the development project to determine if a land use permit will be required.

- County Industrial Safety Ordinance Land Use Chapter (PDF)

Contact the Department of Conservation and Development at 925-335-1290 for additional information.