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Community Meeting Monday About Refinery Fire

The meeting comes days after the EPA announced a criminal investigation into Chevron's Richmond refinery.

A community meeting to discuss the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond last month is scheduled for Monday even as the oil company faces a criminal probe for routing pollutants past sensors and into the East Bay atmosphere. 

See all Patch coverage of the Chevron refinery fire

Here are the details about the meeting from Contra Costa Health Services: 

What: A community meeting will be held Monday to provide residents with updates and review future actions regarding the August 6 Chevron Refinery fire in Richmond. Childcare, translation services, and light refreshments will be provided.

Who: Speakers at the meeting will include representatives from Contra Costa Health Services, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, US Environmental Protection Agency and Chevron Refinery.

When: The meeting will take place 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 24. Light refreshments and an open house with informational booths for participating agencies will be 5:15 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond.

Why: This meeting is an opportunity to listen to residents’ concerns and suggestions to help inform investigations and policies and improve responsiveness. Residents will also learn about how the participating agencies are addressing the issues that arose from the Chevron fire.

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