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Local Experts to Discuss Cumulative Impacts of Pollution on Communities


November 24, 2008



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What:

Contra Costa County residents are invited to attend a public forum about the effects that multiple sources of pollution can have on the health of a community. A panel of four local experts will share their views about pollution and discuss what action should taken as communities grow. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions about the effects of pollution on their community.

Who:

The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission will host the event. The panel includes Phil Martien and Greg Tholen of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Amy Kyle of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health; and Michaeleen Mason of the Western States Petroleum Association.

When:

6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008

Where:

Board of Supervisors Chambers, 651 Pine Street, First Floor, Martinez

Why:

When multiple negative effects of pollution combine with one another, the cumulative impact can be significant on the quality of a community´s land, air and water. The increased presence of toxic chemicals in manufactured goods and the environment can cause adverse health effects in some populations. Ways must be found to determine the cumulative impact of pollution on a community, what steps regulatory agencies need to take and who will have to address the cumulative impacts of pollution.

For more information about the forum, contact Michael Kent, Executive Assistant to the Hazardous Materials Commission, at 925-313-6587.


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Press Contact
  • Michael Kent
  • 925-313-6587