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Flaring at Chevron in Richmond

Last updated: 10 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014

The flaring has currently stopped at Chevron in Richmond but there may be intermittent flaring this evening. Flaring is a controlled burn off of gas. Our Hazardous Materials staff assessed the situation and determined a shelter-in-place was not needed.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center


A brand new state of the art facility opened in 1998 with:

  • 176 beds
  • 8 bed Intensive Care Unit
  • 10 bed step down unit
  • 17 bed Emergency Department
  • Level II nursery

Center of a Family Practice based system of care involving 13 neighborhood clinics: financially thriving, meeting the community needs:

  • 150 births per month
  • 380 surgeries per month
  • 3,000 Emergency Department visits per month
  • 30,000 outpatient visits per month

A growing infrastructure for providing access to health care:

  • New Pittsburg Health Center opened January, 2002
  • New Martinez Health Center opening Fall, 2002
  • Antioch Health Center expansion completed Summer, 2003
  • Concord Health Center expansion completed Fall, 2003