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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.

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  • Investigate concerns you have about the Hazardous Materials Programs and make recommendations for resolving these concerns.
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  • Recommend changes in policies and practices of the Hazardous Materials Programs to the Director of Health Services and the County Board of Supervisors.

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