Saturday, June 30, 2012

2012-06-30 "Meeting in Crockett to address concerns about plant's recent chemical release" from "Vallejo Times-Herald"
A community meeting will be held Monday in Crockett to discuss the recent ConocoPhillips Rodeo chemical release that affected Crockett, Vallejo and Benicia residents.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St.
The June 15 hydrogen sulfide release resulted in a "rotten egg" smell that persisted throughout the area. An investigation found that a seal on a tank storing processed water at the refinery separated, allowing the vapors to escape into the air, Contra Costa County health officials said.
The release may have caused nausea, headaches or affected those with respiratory problems.
Monday's meeting will describe the county's response to the incident -- including follow-up actions -- and give residents a chance to ask questions, health officials said.
Speakers will include representatives from ConocoPhillips and Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover's office as well as public health and hazardous materials officials.

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