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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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Presentation Planned Saturday about May 5th Chemical Release in Parchester Village

May 9, 2008

Archived. This is an older press release from 2008 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


A presentation by Contra Costa Health Services and other agencies about response to the May 5 chemical release in Parchester Village.


12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 10 at the Parchester Village Neighborhood Association meeting


Parchester Village Community Center, 900 Williams Street, Richmond, 94806


Participants in the presentation may include the Office of County Supervisor John Gioia, Contra Costa Health Services’ Hazardous Materials Division, Office of the Sheriff, City of Richmond and East Bay Regional Parks District.


The presentation will address how federal, state and local agencies responded to the release, how the County’s Community Warning System was used to notify residents in the area, and how the release was cleaned up.


To get more information call Michael Kent, County Hazardous Materials Ombudsman, at 925-313-6587.

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