Air-quality officials issue a smoke advisory as 1,000-acre blaze burns near Fairfield.
Update Wednesday Aug. 28: Latest air quality and smoke information here. Update Monday, Aug. 26: From the local website MyMotherLode: The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has extended the Air Quality Alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from the Rim Fire. The Air Quality Alert is now in effect until 12 PM on […]
Smoke briefly poured into the air at the Chevron refinery on Tuesday, recalling the Aug. 6 fire that damaged a crude oil facility and caused 18,000 Bay Area residents to file medical claims with the oil company. But a Chevron spokesperson said there was no cause for concern about Tuesday’s flare, which lasted up to […]
Wildfires are giving a new meaning to the name Burning Man as smoke from the Rush Fire near Ravendale, Calif. clouds the event that launched on Monday. Megan Miller, a spokesperson from the annual festival of alternative culture, had this to report: The smoke from the Rush fire in northern California is blowing over Black […]
The question of how Monday’s fire at the Chevron refinery affected Bay Area air remains, shall we say, murky. On Thursday the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which is charged with monitoring what we breathe, backtracked on an earlier statement that air contaminants remained within California state standards. One chemical, acrolein, was above safe […]
Did the fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery affect your health? The Health Services department of Contra Costa County has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. It has also posted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District report on toxins found in the air. Also Chevron has opened a help center for […]