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Chlorine Gas Leak Reported in Pittsburg

Contra Costa Health Services on Thursday night was warning residents of a potential chlorine gas leak near the K 2 Pure Solutions plant in Pittsburg.

Contra Costa County has issued a public health advisory Thursday evening for the area surrounding the K2 Pure Solutions plant in Pittsburg.

Issue Date: 
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4:43 p.m.
Description: Contra Costa Health Services is warning residents of a potential chlorine gas leak near the K 2 Pure Solutions plant on the north end of Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
Instruction: As a precaution, Contra Costa Health Services advises residents near the facility to keep their windows and doors closed, and to consider leaving the area if they have pre existing respiratory conditions. Handle this as advisory information only. For more information go to www.cococws.us or www.cchealth.org.
Rudy Caparros February 10, 2014 at 05:15 PM
CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.
Rudy Caparros February 25, 2014 at 02:08 PM
CHLORINE GAS SAFETY Secondary containment will prevent any release of chlorine gas from tanks and cylinders and is now being required by many communities for the storage and use of chlorine. To view secondary containment site search “ChlorTainer.”

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