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Flaring at Chevron in Richmond

Last updated: 10 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014

The flaring has currently stopped at Chevron in Richmond but there may be intermittent flaring this evening. Flaring is a controlled burn off of gas. Our Hazardous Materials staff assessed the situation and determined a shelter-in-place was not needed.

Health Education

Heart Health


Your heart is an incredibly hard-working muscle. The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood as it contracts and expands about 100,000 times per day — which is why keeping it healthy is so important. Find out how to keep your heart in tiptop shape. Click on the links below to learn more about conditions that affect your heart.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure (CHF) means that your heart is not able to pump enough blood. Different medical conditions like coronary artery disease (narrowed arteries in your heart) or high blood pressure can make your heart too weak or too stiff to fill and pump blood properly.


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

When a person has hypertension it means they have high blood pressure. When high blood pressure is not treated it can cause a serious health problem such as a heart attack or a stroke. Many people do not have any symptoms when their blood pressure is high. This is why it is important to see your doctor regularly to have your blood pressure checked.