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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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Contra Costa Committee Helps Reduce Use of Toxic Pesticides on County Property

January 5, 2010

Archived. This is an older press release from 2010 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


The Contra Costa Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill three vacant public seats. The 11-member committee advises the County Board of Supervisors on issues involving pest management and pesticide use on County-owned and County-maintained properties.


Applicants must live or work in Contra Costa County and have knowledge of IPM practices.


Applications can be obtained by:

  • Calling the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 925-335-1900
  • Writing or visiting the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 651 Pine Street, first floor, Martinez, CA 94553
  • Visiting and clicking Application Procedures

Completed applications must be postmarked by January 19, 2010


The IPM Committee is part of an extensive effort to reduce the use of toxic chemicals on County property. The committee is tasked with reviewing pest management practices at facilities, landscaping areas, roads and flood control channels owned or operated by the County.

To find out more about IPM, visit

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