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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

Incident Response


At chemical spills, toxic releases and drug labs, we provide as needed:

  • 24-hour/7-day technical assistance
  • Identification of unknown substances
  • Health hazard information
  • Cleanup oversight
  • Community Warning System activation
  • Community Alert Network

Users may now search our database for incidents using various criteria.

Facilities are required to notify the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team when there is an incident. The County's Board of Supervisors have approved the Hazardous Materials Incident Notification Policy (PDF) detailing when and how this should be done. See also our Notification Flowchart (PDF) and our All-Clear Flowchart (PDF).

See also: Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery Fenceline Data real-time monitoring by the Shoreline Environmental Alliance.

Richmond Community Monitoring Program Fenceline Data.

To learn more about accidents being investigation in the United States, go to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board website.


Contact

incidentresponse@hsd.cccounty.us
or call 925-335-3200