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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Unannounced Inspection Program

Contra Costa County's Board of Supervisors requires Contra Costa Health Services to perform unannounced inspections for the facilities that are subject to the Federal Risk Management Program. The unannounced inspections are conducted by Hazardous Material Specialists and Accidental Release Prevention Program Engineers. The Unannounced Inspection Program includes all the requirements of the Hazardous Material Programs with a special emphasis on facility’s emergency response readiness and notification awareness.

The facilities subject to unannounced inspections are:

Air Liquide - Rodeo Hydrogen Plant
Air Products at - Shell Refinery
Air Products at - Tesoro Refinery
Antioch Water Treatment Plant
Calpine Delta Energy Center
Calpine Los Medanos Energy Center
Chemtrade West, Richmond Works
Chevron Richmond Refinery
Criterion Catalysts
Dow Chemical
Dreisbach Enterprises
ECO Services
HASA, Incorporated
NRG Pittsburg Power Plant
Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery
Pittsburg Water Treatment Plant
Randall Bold Water Treatment Plant
Shell Chemical
Shell Oil Products U.S. Martinez Refinery
Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
USS-POSCO Industries