RICHMOND -- A community meeting will be held Monday night to update residents on the investigation into the Aug. 6 fire at Chevron's local refinery, which shut down a crude unit and sent more than 15,000 to the hospital complaining of illness.
Representatives from all the major investigatory agencies will be on hand to give presentations, participate in a panel discussion and answer questions, including Contra Costa Health Services, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chevron Corp.
The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, according to a news release from Contra Costa County Health Services.
The meeting will be held in the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. There have been several public meetings since the Aug. 6 fire, which sent black smoke across the East Bay and raised new concerns about safety at the century-old refinery.