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Media Advisory

Community meeting to update residents on the Richmond Chevron Refinery Fire


Friday, September 21, 2012



Archived. This is an older press release from 2012 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.


What:

A community meeting will be held Monday to provide residents with updates and review future actions regarding the August 6 Chevron Refinery fire in Richmond. Childcare, translation services, and light refreshments will be provided.

Who:

Speakers at the meeting will include representatives from Contra Costa Health Services, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, US Environmental Protection Agency and Chevron Refinery.

When:

The meeting will take place 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 24. Light refreshments and an open house with informational booths for participating agencies will be 5:15 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond.

Why:

This meeting is an opportunity to listen to residents' concerns and suggestions to help inform investigations and policies and improve responsiveness. Residents will also learn about how the participating agencies are addressing the issues that arose from the Chevron fire.

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Press Contact
  • Victoria Balladares, 925-383-9367
    Contra Costa Health Services
  • Terrance Cheung, 415-990-2087
    Office of Supervisor John Gioia
  • Sue Kadlec, 510-621-1264
    City of Richmond