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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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West County Preparedness Fair Set for September 24

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Archived. This is an older press release from 2011 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


The West Contra Costa County Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held on Saturday, September 24 at the Del Norte BART Station in El Cerrito. As the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, this free one-day event will help residents prepare for all natural and manmade disasters. More than 30 local businesses and agencies will provide demonstrations, presentations and offer the latest information about emergency preparedness. Highlights include free CPR training, fire and earthquake simulations, pet micro-chipping and more.


The event is free and open to the public.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24


Del Norte BART Station, 6400 Cutting Blvd., El Cerrito


West Contra Costa County is at risk of many natural and manmade disasters—such as earthquakes, fires and outbreaks of disease. Preparing for a major disaster increases your chance of survival and minimizes the impact to your health. For more information about emergency preparedness in Contra Costa, visit

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